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Cameron Bancroft arrives in Australia after ball tampering scandal

  • Cameron Bancroft arrived in Perth from South Africa on Thursday afternoon
  • Was whisked away from the airport via a backdoor and greeted by Justin Langer
  • Bancroft is expected to face the media at the WACA shortly after landing
  • Both Steve Smith and David Warner are still en route to Sydney  

Disgraced cricketer Cameron Bancroft has arrived in Australia after being sent home from South Africa for cheating.

Bancroft arrived in Perth shortly before 6pm on Thursday and was whisked away via an airport backdoor, where Western Australia cricket coach Justin Langer was there to greet him.

Steve Smith was expected to land in Sydney shortly after, while David Warner is also still en route. 

The trio were sent home from Johannesburg on Wednesday after they conspired to cheat in the third Test against South Africa. 

Bancroft – who was suspended for nine months for using sandpaper to ball tamper – is set to face the media at a press conference at the WACA on Thursday night. 

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