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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Australian Captain Steve Smith Banned For One Match, Cricket Fans Tweet Their Disgust Over Ball-Tampering Row

Australian Captain Steve Smith Banned For One Match, Cricket Fans Tweet Their Disgust Over Ball-Tampering Row
Australian captain, Steve Smith has been banned for one match and fined his entire match fee by cricket’s world governing body for his part in a ball-tampering incident in South Africa. He will now miss the fourth and final test of the series.
Smith said the team’s ‘leadership group’ had a plan, carried out by Cameron Bancroft, to tamper with the ball to ‘get an advantage’. Bancroft, 25, was fined 75% of his match fee and got three demerit points.
The reputation of Australian cricket team has gone down after Smith confessed to ‘cheating’ with South Africa with senior players by tampering the ball. During a press conference, Bancroft admitted to ball-tampering and Smith revealed it was the idea of the team management during the lunch break.
Disgusted by the incident, cricketers and cricket fans from all over the world took to Twitter and lashed out at the cricketer and Australian team. Read their tweets:
Oh no ! Bancroft. Very embarrassing. From the looks of it, this is not on. Haven't seen a series marred by controversies like this one in a long long time. The Cricket has been great, but this ..
My 2cents worth - This will be Darren Lehmann’s greatest test as a coach, cos I will struggle to believe that this was all Bancroft’s idea. .
Very interested in seeing how the match referee views this Bancroft matter. If indeed he was trying to hide the sandpaper, that makes him look very guilty.. Just as interested in seeing what the team management has to say about its team
Very disappointed with the pictures I saw on our coverage here in Cape Town. If proven the alleged ball tampering is what we all think it is - then I hope Steve Smith (Captain) & Darren Lehmann (Coach) do the press conference to clean this mess up !
Sanjay Manjrekar had tweeted earlier, “Never understood this desperation to win. It’s not life, it’s sport after all. Even if you are a sportsman. #balltampering.” He further tweeted:
Typical over reaction. No, ball tampering is not the same as match fixing. Match fixing is a far more serious crime.
Celebrating a wicket leads to a 2 match suspension.

Ball tampering leads to a 1 match suspension.

Care to explain the logic @ICC ?
I have heard of a bowler or two doing ball tampering. But have never seen the whole team top management get together to do this. This is the equivalent of Hansie Cronje having a team meeting to discuss whether they should accept an offer to throw a game!!
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White privilege:

18 year old Mohd Amir banned for 5 years after he was found guilty of bowling deliberate no-balls to throw a match

28 year old Steve Smith banned for 1 match after he admitted to making and implementing a plan to tamper with the ball to win a Test match

“As captain, Steve Smith must take full responsibility for the actions of his players and it is appropriate that he be suspended,” said ICC chief executive David Richardson.

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