After Cricket Australia suspended former captain Steve Smith for 12 months for his involvement in ball-tampering scandal against South Africa during the Cape Town Test, a bookstore in Brisbane put his autobiography 'The Journey' in the true crime section before slashing its price from $24 to $2.
According to the reports in the international media, Smith's book was seen in the clearance section with a price tag of $2, though the selling price of the book remains original $24 on online shopping portals.
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Earlier a cricket fan, intending to slam Smith for his wrongdoings, placed his book in the true crime section at Dymocks bookstore in Brisbane.
On Thursday, disgraced former Australia skipper broke down while speaking to the media in Sydney after returning home midway from ongoing South Africa tour. Smith and former vice-captain David Warner were banned for 12 months by Cricket Australia for masterminding the ball-tampering scandal, while young Cameron Bancroft was given a nine-month ban.
Devastated for his on-field actions and his involvement in the controversial ball-tampering saga, Smith said, "I am sorry. Want to make it clear that as captain of the Australia Cricket team I take full responsibility. I made a serious error of judgment and I now understand the consequences." (Read full story)
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