Straight-talking former Australian captain Ian Chappell is happy that one year ban won’t allow Steve Smith and David Warner to take part in the series against India Down Under as it would have exposed the disgraced duo to heavy duty “booing” from the home crowd.
Michael Clarke has offered to help the embattled Australian cricket team ‘in any way’ he can as they deal with the fallout of ball-tampering bans.
Cricket Australia will draw up a “charter” governing player behaviour in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal that has rocked the nation over the last fortnight, chairman David Peever said on Friday.
Warner will not challenge the bans handed out to him by Cricket Australia for his role in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.
Former captain Smith and former vice-captain Warner were handed 12-month bans, and batsman Bancroft suspended for nine months by Cricket Australia after they were found guilty for ball tampering.
David Warner’s wife Candice took the blame for the ball-tampering scandal that has gotten her husband banned for one year by Cricket Australia.
Australian cricket suffered a major set back when skipper Steve Smith, his deputy David Warner and batsman Cameron Bancroft were found guilty of ball-tampering in the third Test against South Africa.
Alex Hales has been announced as the new replacement of Sunrisers Hyderabad in place of banned David Warner for the upcoming season of IPL.
David Warner issued a tearful apology Saturday for his part in the ball-tampering scandal during the third cricket Test against South Africa last weekend, but left a lot of questions unanswered as to his actual role in the episode.
Here is a timeline of the events that transpired from the moment Cameron Bancroft was caught on camera hiding sandpaper.
It has emerged that Steve Smith and David Warner were warned and reported for ball-tampering in 2016 while playing in the domestic Sheffield Shield competition.
India spinner R Ashwin had words of sympathy and support for Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft while hoping the player union offers them support during this difficult time.
David Warner will hold a media conference to discuss the issue on Saturday, Cricket Australia (CA) has said.
Rohit Sharma believes that it would be unfair to comment on the board’s decision to ban the tainted trio of Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft following the ball-tampering incident which occurred in Cape Town last week.
It was the Warner of old who was dispatched on Wednesday, ostracized again, and in danger of no redemption this time.