Former Australia captain Steve Smith and opener David Warner will arrive at Newlands on Wednesday at the same ground where they were found guilty of ball tampering. The last and decisive match of the three-match T20 International series between South Africa and Australia is to be played on this ground. However, strong security arrangements are being made for the match so that players can be protected from any misconduct.
Smith and Warner were the captains and vice-captains of the team respectively when Cameron Bancraft was seen on television rubbing the ball (sandpaper) on television during the third day of the third Test on 24 March 2018. Smith and Bancraft admitted at the press conference the same evening that they had deliberately tampered with the ball. It was later revealed that Warner played a big role in the scheme. All three players were subsequently suspended.