Steve Smith has confirmed that he will not appeal Cricket Australia s sanctions suspending him from international and Australian domestic cricket for the next 12 months.
Smith, who is also precluded from holding any leadership position within the national side for a further 12 months after his playing ban elapses, took to social media on Wednesday afternoon to make the announcement.
The former Test skipper is the first of the trio banned in the wake of the Cape Town ball-tampering scandal to confirm he won t appeal.
“I would give anything to have this behind me and be back representing my country,” Smith wrote.
“But I meant what I said about taking full responsibility as Captain of the team. I won’t be challenging the sanctions.
“They’ve been imposed by CA to send a strong message and I have accepted them.”