Ball Tampering Scandal

No surprises in Cameron Bancroft's revelations on ball-tampering scandal: Michael Clarke 

The issue was put under the spotlight again when Bancroft last week revealed that Australian bowlers in the team at that time might have had some knowledge about the plot.

published on : 17th May 2021

Ball-tampering revelations: Cricket Australia's integrity unit reaches out to Cameron Bancroft

Bancroft, who had the sandpaper in his possession, was suspended for nine months for his role in the ball tampering plot during the Cape Town Test.

published on : 17th May 2021

Australian skipper Aaron Finch says no issue with return of Smith, Warner

Both Smith and Warner were introduced to the new culture of team, when they spent time with the squad in the UAE ahead of the concluded five-match ODI series against Pakistan.

published on : 16th April 2019

Walkie-talkie fury spares Aussie coach Darren Lehmann in ball-tampering scandal

Television footage of the scandal-hit third Test in Cape Town showed Lehmann relaying a message down to Handscomb after cameras caught Bancroft attempting to alter the ball's condition.

published on : 28th March 2018

Steve Smith and David Warner's one-year bans too harsh, says ace offspinner Shane Warne

Cricket Australia today banned Smith and David Warner for one-year while Cameron Bancroft was given a nine-month ban after the board completed its investigation into the ball-tampering scandal.

published on : 28th March 2018

Hard to reclaim reputations but can reclaim values: Michael Hussey

Bancroft was caught on camera using a sand paper to rough up the ball and Smith later admitted that it was a pre-meditated move thought through by the team's leadership group.

published on : 28th March 2018

David Warner quits as captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad after ball-tampering scandal

Warner, along with Australian skipper Steve Smith and opener Cameron Bancroft, are in the line of fire due to the scandal that broke out during the third Test against South Africa in Johannesburg.

published on : 28th March 2018

'Win, win, win' - How Darren Lehmann ethos hurt Aussie cricket

Lehmann was hailed as a saviour when he took over in 2013, but critics now accuse him of overseeing a toxic culture that has dented the reputation of the famed Baggy Green cap.

published on : 28th March 2018

Angry teammates want rogue David Warner to be thrown out of the team hotel in South Africa

Warner has also removed himself from a WhatsApp group comprising Australian players, with one source saying he has "gone rogue" since the ball tampering saga broke.

published on : 27th March 2018

Australia ball-tampering scandal: ICC suspends captain Steve Smith for one match, Bancroft handed three demerit points

Smith, who stood down temporarily as captain of the team on Sunday, will now miss the final test of the series against South Africa in Johannesburg.

published on : 25th March 2018

South Africa dominating Australia amid ball-tampering scandal

South Africa was 333-7 in its second innings at lunch, a lead of 389 and poised for a big win and a 2-1 series lead.

published on : 25th March 2018