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Smith quits as Rajasthan Royals captain after scandal

By: Admin Super

Indian Premier League side Rajasthan Royals on Monday (26) replaced Australia’s Steve Smith as captain over his role in a ball-tampering controversy. Smith, who is on a $1.9-million contract with the Royals, will be replaced by India’s Ajinkya Rahane as skipper for the IPL season starting next month. “Steve believes given the current circumstances it’s in the best interest of the Rajasthan Royals that he steps down as captain so the team can get ready for the start of the IPL without the ongoing distractions,” the club said. Australia captain Smith, 28, was banned for one Test and fined by…

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