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.
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.
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.
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.
David Warner, who was vice-captain to Smith with the national team during the Ashes, has been nicknamed 'The Reverend'.
After the ball tampering scandal, Steve Smith still has a slim chance to captain Australia again but David Warner will not be considered at all.
Australia captain Steve Smith, vice captain David Warner and Cameron Bancroft have been suspended and sent home from South Africa for their roles in a ball-tampering attempt.
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.
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.