Somerset County Cricket Club says it will not be signing Cameron Bancroft following his involvement in a ball-tampering scandal.
Bancroft was due to arrive in Taunton next month to play for Somerset as their overseas player for the season.
He was subject to a Cricket Australia investigation after being pictured deliberately tampering with the ball during his country's test match in South Africa.
Bancroft subsequently received a nine-month ban from international cricket and Somerset has now decided he will not be playing for the club.
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