Steve Smith has taken full accountability for the ball-tampering scandal, refusing to challenge the Cricket Australia sanctions.
There were rumours that Smith, Warner and Bancroft were all seeking legal advice on challenging Cricket Australia's 12-month ban from international cricket.
The ban could see Smith miss out on a two-year test cricket contract, a more severe punishment than originally expected.
While Warner and Bancroft still have time to challenge the sanctions, which would result in a hearing this week, Smith took to twitter to accept the full severity of his actions.
I would give anything to have this behind me and be back representing my country. But I meant what I said about taking full responsibility as Captain of the team. I won’t be challenging the sanctions. They’ve been imposed by CA to send a strong message and I have accepted them.— Steve Smith (@stevesmith49) April 4, 2018
After an initial ruthless response from the Australian and international cricket community, recently Smith has received an outpouring of support from the general public, at least partly triggered by his emotional press conference following the fallout.
Smith's ban does not include club cricket and he will be eligible for leadership positions within the Australian test side in the future.