Smith was stripped of the Australian captaincy and handed a 12-month international suspension for his role in the recent ball-tampering scandal.
Smith admitted to knowing about a plan for Cameron Bancroft to use sandpaper to tamper with the ball and failed to stop it during the third Test against South Africa in March.
His ban only applies to international cricket and state matches in Australia, leaving Smith free to play domestic tournaments outside of Australia.
And the 28-year-old will make his comeback in Canada’s Global T20 league as a marquee player.
Smith won’t be the only Australian player involved in the tournament with Chris Lynn also joining the draft while David Warner is expected to join.
Warner was also handed a ban from the ball-tampering scandal having been Smith’s vice-captain.
Chris Gayle and Shahid Afridi are also set to play in the competition which begins on June 28.
Global T20 Canada will have a total of six teams with five representing Canadian cities — Edmonton Royals, Montreal Tigers, Toronto Nationals, Vancouver Knights and Winnipeg Hawks.
They are joined by a Cricket West Indies team who will play their home matches at the Maple Leaf Cricket Club near Toronto.
Australia visit England next month for an ODI series with Smith, Warner and Bancroft all missing out.
Bancroft was also banned though his suspension was nine months compared to Warner and Smith’s year-long bans.
Source : EXPRESS