Air New Zealand's ruthless offer to cheating Steve Smith

Air New Zealand has taken aim at Australian cricket captain Steve Smith.

He and vice-captain David Warner have been banned from international cricket for a year for their roles in the Cape Town cheating scandal.

Cameron Bancroft, who was caught on camera using sandpaper to tamper with a ball, was also given a nine-month suspension.

In a Facebook video full of emojis and snide comments, the airline offered to fly Smith to Christchurch to watch the Black Caps play England on Friday.

"While you've been a naughty boy, our boys have been doing rather nicely. How about a master class in (legal) swing bowling?"

Air New Zealand extended the offer to Warner and Bancroft as well.

"It's a little cooler down south," the airline joked. "So it might be a nice way for you to escape the heat back home."

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