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Former Australia captain Smith signs up for stint in the CPL

The former Australia captain, who is currently serving a 12-month ban from international cricket following his involvement in the ball-tampering scandal, replaces Shakib al Hasan at Barbados Tridents

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Steve Smith in action in the T20 Global league in Canada

Steve Smith has signed up with Barbados Tridents for this year's Caribbean Premier League.

The former Australia captain, who is currently serving a 12-month ban from international cricket following his involvement in the ball-tampering scandal, replaces Shakib al Hasan at the franchise.

Smith recently returned to action at the T20 Global league in Canada and is set for his first Tridents appearance when their competition gets under way against Guyana Amazon Warriors on August 12.

"It is a huge blow to lose Shakib for the tournament but in Steve Smith we have a truly world-class replacement who can help to bring power to our batting lineup," Tridents coach Robin Singh said.

"As a man who has played cricket at the highest level all over the world we are very confident that Smith will be a big success with the Tridents."

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