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David Warner used strapping on hand to tamper with ball, reveals Alastair Cook

Former England captain Alastair Cook in his autobiography revealed that David Warner had once told him how he used the strapping on his hand to accelerate the deterioration of the ball during a first-class match.

We don't want to repeat things like that ever again: Tim Paine on ball-tampering saga

Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were handed bans for trying to change the condition of the ball in the Cape Town Test against South Africa in March 2018.


Oscars 2019: The Barmy Army, Dani Carvajal troll Aussies, Atletico Madrid

England's Barmy Army went full out to troll the Australians over the ball-tampering controversy on the day of the Oscars while Dani Carvajal trolled Atletico Madrid for mocking Real Madrid over a controversial penalty.

Cameron Bancroft defends ball-tampering interview, says no rift with David Warner

Cameron Bancroft has played down any talk of a rift with David Warner after being accused of throwing his fellow opener "under a bus" in a controversial interview about the Cape Town ball-tampering scandal.

Post ball-tampering ban, Cameron Bancroft almost gave up cricket

Cameron Bancroft is set to play the Big Bash League (BBL) once his ban ends. He has already been training with Perth Scorchers.

Shane Warne says Cricket Australia's buzzword 'elite honesty' makes you want to vomit

Australia Test coach Justin Langer, who was appointed after the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, cited the phrase 'elite honesty' as the way forward for the team.


Peter Siddle says ball tampering trio should serve out bans

Peter Siddle said he was keen to see his friends back on the field but that by serving their bans in full they would be helping clean up the game.

Darren Lehmann reveals mental toll of ball tampering scandal

The ball-tampering scandal resulted in year-long bans to former captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner, with batsman Cameron Bancroft suspended for nine months.

Cricket Australia chairman urged to quit after ball tampering review

The report said the governing body was perceived as "arrogant" and "controlling" and treated its elite players like commodities, allowing "alpha-male" egos to develop a win-at-all-costs approach.

Steve Waugh says lenient punishment in past led to Cape Town ball-tampering fallout

Steve Waugh said Australia's internal system was such that the players had lost touch with reality, thinking they are larger than the sport.