Steve Smith and David Warner are expected to return to Sydney first-grade cricket for their respective clubs’ opening fixtures.
In a video footage, Australia batsman Peter Handscomb was shown to have relayed a message from coach Darren Lehmann to Cameron Bancroft during the ball tampering scandal.
Barbados Tridents will be led by Jason Holder, who will take over from Kieron Pollard. The CPL will begin on August 8 to September 16.
Steve Smith along with David Warner and Cameron Bancroft is serving a ban from international cricket after being involved in the ball tampering scandal.
Toronto Nationals, batting first, scored 128/5 but West Indies B ran that total down in 14.1 overs scoring 131/2.
Steve Smith and David Warner were handed 12-month bans by Cricket Australia (CA) while batsman Cameron Bancroft received a nine-month suspension following a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa in March.
David Warner has refuted rumours of a rift with former captain Steve Smith in the wake of the Newlands ball-tampering scandal, saying the banned Australian duo remain “good mates”.
Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson has asked Cricket Australia to permit Steven Smith and David Warner’s participation in the Big Bash League.
Steve Smith, playing for the Toronto Nationals, showed few signs of rust in his 41-ball innings of 61, which included eight fours and a six, before being stumped and leaving the field to a standing ovation.
Steve Smith’s career was thrown into turmoil in March for his role in a ball-tampering scandal that took place in South Africa and earned the former Australia captain a 12-month ban.
Steve Smith’s comeback from cricket exile will begin as a member of the Toronto Nationals for the tournament from June 28-July 15.
Former Australia captain Steve Smith and former vice-captain David Warner were banned for a year, while Cameron Bancroft was banned for nine months after the ball-tampering controversy.
Steve Smith said that he was “really struggling mentally” in the aftermath of the ball-tampering scandal that led to him losing the Australian captaincy.
England will face Australia in June in their first series after the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.
Steve Smith will be much stronger mentally when he returns to international cricket after serving a one-year ban for his involvement in ball tampering, former South Africa skipper Graeme Smith has told Reuters.