Smith and Warner selected in Global T20 Canada draft

The inaugural Global T20 Canada tournament will welcome suspended Australia internationals Steve Smith and David Warner.

David Warner and Steve Smith at The Oval   -  Getty Images

Steve Smith and David Warner have both been drafted for the Global T20 Canada tournament ahead of their return to competitive action.

The Australia duo were handed 12-month bans from international and grade cricket for their roles in the ball-tampering scandal during the team's tour of South Africa earlier this year.

But Smith and Warner are set to feature at Cricket Canada's inaugural Twenty20 competition later this month after the pair were selected in Sunday's draft.

Smith was picked by Toronto Nationals in the second round, while Warner was Winnipeg Hawks' choice in the third.

Warner had already confirmed his intention to play with Sydney grade side Randwick Petersham and in the NT Strike League in Darwin.

Other stars such as Shahid Afridi, Chris Gayle, Darren Sammy, Dwayne Bravo and Evin Lewis will also be involved in Canada following their selections.

The six-team tournament begins on June 28.