Skipper Smith and his deputy Warner were slapped with a one-year global ban while rookie Cameron Bancroft was suspended for nine months by Cricket Australia in March this year for their role in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.
Longstaff's 147-page report, based on interviews with players, sponsors and other stakeholders, said Cricket Australia had consistently failed to live up to its values and principles and a culture of disrespect and bullying ran through the organisation.
Smith and Warner were suspended from global and domestic cricket for 12 months and Bancroft was given a nine-month ban for their part in the Newlands ball-tampering scandal.
"Yes, this moment of madness but now there is evidence and independent verification of system failure as well", Dyer said.
"This is hugely significant".
'Basic fairness demands these independently verified contributing factors must now be taken into consideration and the penalties reduced'.
Also included in the findings was an acknowledgment the players weren't the only ones at fault for the ball tampering controversy in South Africa, placing part of the blame on the toxic culture emanating from head office.
The pact says, "we recognize how lucky we are to play this great game". Longstaff's report says, "CA's fault is not that it established a culture of "win at all costs".
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A journalist who visited her in prison before the verdict said she appeared to have memory loss and confusion. Those accused are incarcerated immediately, denied bail in most cases and put in solitary confinement.
Former Australia coach Darren Lehmann, who stood down in the wake of the scandal, also joined calls to have the bans set aside and allow the trio to return to state and worldwide cricket.
Warner and Smith are still expected to feature in the 2019 World Cup as their ban will end before the tournament.
Smith and Warner were suspended for 12 months for their role, while Bancroft - who was tasked to do the on-field tampering and was caught on camera - was handed a nine-month ban.
That option would allow Smith and Warner to at least play for NSW until their worldwide bans end on March 28.
CRICKET Australia is facing a barrage of short-pitched deliveries from furious state organisations that believe they were hoodwinked into re-electing chairman David Peever before getting a chance to read the review slamming the national body for its toxic culture. "I know that Smith will be passionate, he's still only young, he loves cricket and he's got that drive to get back there. It's a shame how it got to the point that it did but I guess the authorities let that happen", he added.
"There's a range of different options and there's many different ones which have been spoken about, not just by us but by others", he said on SEN. "And so the sanctions stand, as I said several weeks ago".
Following the release, players responded by revealing a "pact" which they hope will give those at all levels of Australian cricket words of guidance during the upcoming summer - a season which for many is defined by the sport.