India vs England second Test: Did not look deliberate, just accidental, says Vikram Rathour on alleged ball-tampering
India batting coach Vikram Rathour has said that he does not think England was trying to tamper with the ball.
Cricket Australia should make ball-tampering investigation report public, says ex-bowling coach Saker
CA chief Nick Hockley had said last month that they do not intend to make the investigation report public.
If you do piecemeal probe, it will keep biting you on backside: Michael Vaughan to Cricket Australia
The trio of then Australian skipper Steve Smith, his deputy David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were banned for their roles in the ball tampering scandal.
Clarke, one of the world's top batsmen during his time, cited Saker's comment, that even he could have been blamed for the fiasco, to drive home the point of collective responsibility.
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.
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.
Cameron Bancroft was caught on camera using sandpaper on the ball in the third Test against South Africa in 2018.
A total of 31 Assembly constituencies in districts including eight in Hooghly, seven in Howrah and 16 in South 24 Parganas are going to polls in phase-III.
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.
The first Test is in Dubai from October 7 with the second in Abu Dhabi from October 16.
In the wake of the ball-tampering scandal involving the Australian team, the ICC promised stricter and heavier punishments, which, the apex body hoped, will act as proper deterrent.
Jacco Verhaeren said he is mindful of the expectations from the athletes at the CWG after the backlash triggered by the ball-tampering row.
Sport-mad Australia's image took a bruising after a plot to alter the ball was revealed in a Test match against South Africa.
Keeping in mind image of event and sponsors, governing council decides against Smith and Warner.
ICC rules mandate that punishment for a player caught altering the condition of the ball is two levels below the most harsh level.