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There’s a lot of pressure on Cricket Australia to end Steve Smith’s ban immediately

Australian cricketer Steve Smith should be reinstated as Test captain immediately, according to the Australian Cricketers’ Association. ACA President Greg Dyer and Chief Executive Alastair Nicholson made the call yesterday after Cricket Australia released a report into the ball-tampering scandal earlier this year in South Africa. It found that Smith, […]
There’s a lot of pressure on Cricket Australia to end Steve Smith’s ban immediately
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David Warner is back home to face the music

Former Australian vice-captain David Warner arrived back in Sydney overnight, after issuing an online apology where he expressed regret for his role in the ball-tampering scandal. Warner was met at Sydney airport by his wife Candice and two young daughters, and told assembled media he would make further statements in […]
David Warner is back home to face the music
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STEVE SMITH: ‘I am sorry… I’ll regret this for the rest of my life’

Former Australian cricket captain Steve Smith broke down when facing the media on his return to Sydney, apologising for his failure of leadership during the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. A distraught Smith, 28, his father Peter’s hand on his shoulder for reassurance during his statement, said he took full […]
STEVE SMITH: ‘I am sorry… I’ll regret this for the rest of my life’
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Cricket Australia just lost millions over the ball-tampering scandal

Major naming rights sponsor Magellan drops its three-year contract ‘Regrettably, these recent events are so inconsistent with our values’ Smith, Warner axed for 12 months; Bancroft out for nine months Australian cricket has lost a major sponsor after Magellan Financial Group terminated its three-year deal with the sport’s governing body. […]
Cricket Australia just lost millions over the ball-tampering scandal
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Sandpaper. They used sandpaper

This is the twisting of the knife. With the reputation of Australian cricket already in tatters, and three brilliant players now banned from the game for nine months to a year, it turns out the initial claim that “sticky tape” from kit bags was used to try and rough up […]
Sandpaper. They used sandpaper
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Here’s why tampering with a ball is considered cheating

Australian cricket is engulfed in scandal after TV cameras caught Cameron Bancroft attempting to manipulate the condition of the ball during the team’s third Test match against South Africa. Bancroft and the Australian captain, Steve Smith, subsequently admitted to the offence and the collusion of the player leadership group in […]
Here’s why tampering with a ball is considered cheating