Australia captain Steven Smith, his deputy David Warner and opening batsmen Cameron Bancroft have been asked to fly back home after Cricket Australia (CA) in their inquiry found them guilty of ball tampering. One of the major airlines in New Zealand, ANZ posted a video on their official Twitter handle where they offered the trio to visit New Zealand to watch the Test match against England at Christchurch.
Smith made the walk of shame through Johannesburg airport this morning after receiving his 12 month ban.
Following the cheating incident, Smith and company are set to face media and public scrutiny back at home.
The advertisement also refers to Smith's co-conspirators, vice-captain David Warner and rookie batsman Cameron Bancroft, who were also given lengthy bans for their involvement. Usually, this happens very late in the game when the ball has gone through considerable wear and tear but the illegal way which the Australian team used in Cape Town test got the ball to reverse swing in the 28 over itself.
Smith and Warner have since been sacked as captain and vice-captain of Australia.
Bancroft was caught on television cameras appearing to rub a yellow object on the ball, and later said: "I was in the wrong place at the wrong time".
A number of people have come out with some hilarious jokes and memes regarding the ball-tampering issue that has left the cricketing world reeling.
The airline released a cheeky video on social media, suggesting "naugty boy" Steve Smith take advantage of his "time off" to enjoy "a master class in (legal) swing bowling".
'This Friday, we're taking on the poms again, in Christchurch. They say,"How about a master class in swing bowling?"
If Smith is expectedly fuming reading this, the airline suggested that since it is cooler down south, the trip could also help him to escape the heat back home.
'David [Warner] and Cameron [Bancroft] are welcome too. The ODI series between them was won by English side and the Kiwis are leading the test series 1-0.