Published: Thu, March 29, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Aussies used sandpaper to tamper with ball

Aussies used sandpaper to tamper with ball

Warner may potentially have played his last game for Australia.

Steve Smith and David Warner have been handed 12-month bans from Cricket Australia for their involvement in the ball-tampering saga that has engulfed the cricketing world.

The match was played in Newlands, Cape Town.

Smith and Warner were on Wednesday banned from global and Australian domestic cricket for 12 months for their part in the Newlands ball-tampering scandal.

"There is a human side of this". "There is a human side of this".

"I've got older, and the more people I have spoken to since retirement, I have come to realise, 'Shivers, no one really gives a stuff about my runs now!'", he added. Their health and well being is extremely important to us.

"The players that they have banned, we are also barring those two players from this season". "I'm not going to resign".

Both players have also been ejected from this year's Indian Premier League, losing contracts worth up to $2 million each.

"I can't remember ever seeing a foreign object (on the field) to change the ball".

"If there are credible allegations or suggestions to the contrary, we have a responsibility to instigate".

An investigation led by CA head of integrity Iain Roy had concluded that only three players had prior knowledge of Australia's ball tampering in Cape Town. There were a couple of expletives in there. "I am confident it is an isolated issue and a grave mistake".

Talking to reporters, CA CEO James Sutherland told that the players' actions are unacceptable. "We did not take any decision in haste, it was a well thought out decision".

You have had two players, who have admitted guilt for cheating. "If we take a leaf out of someone like New Zealand. we push the boundaries on the ground, so we need to make sure we are respecting the game and its traditions".

"Steve Smith: suspension of 12 months from all global and domestic cricket".

India are touring Australia down under next year.

Virat Kohli's men are scheduled to tour Australia to play four Tests, three One Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches. Graeme Smith exclusively told Independent Media. "It's as simple as that", CA spokesman Tim Whittaker said of the exclusion.

Smith had not missed a Test since March 2013 in India, a streak of 59 matches in which he scored 23 Test centuries, was handed the Test captaincy and ascended to the top of the Test batting rankings.

"For that reason, I don't think the punishment is fitting the crime". I worry about the three guys immensely.

Smith was banned on the basis that he knew about the plan but failed to prevent it from being carried out, as well as directing Bancroft to hide the sandpaper in his pants. However, Warne is confident his former team-mate has not been protected by the Australian authorities.

"Maybe we're at a point where the punishment just might not fit the crime".

'It's about how the players conduct themselves as much as it is about winning or losing.

"Is that right? Many will say not, but that's what has happened in the game of cricket for many, many years and will continue to happen, because it's very hard to control. The major take away from this is how critical your track record is".

Former Australia captain Steve Waugh is "deeply troubled" by the ball-tampering row but has called for a "focused and balanced perspective" in the condemnation of those involved. Wonder, who will captain Australia at the World Cup.

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