Former ICC umpire Ian Gould says Australia had gone 'out of control' at least two years before ball-tampering scandal
Gould, who retired after last year's World Cup, relayed what had been spotted on the TV, Cameron Bancroft putting sandpaper down his trousers, to the on-field umpires
West Indies' Nicholas Pooran was given a four-game ban by the ICC for ball tampering against Afghanistan. Steve Smith, in comparison, received a Test ban by ICC and 12 months by Cricket Australia for his role at Newlands last year.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: People pay their dollars, if they want to boo us, they can, says Australia's David Warner
David Warner is the highest scorer at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 with 500 runs from seven matches with highest individual score (166) also held by him.
Cricket Australia draws up cultural blueprint in wake of ball-tampering saga to avoid scandals in future
Australian cricket is drawing up a cultural blueprint in which players will pledge to uphold certain standards in a move away from their win-at-all-costs mentality, according to skipper Tim Paine.
South African paceman Dale Steyn calls Australian ball-tampering scandal a 'cry for help' from bowlers
South African bowling legend Dale Steyn stated that the rules of the game were increasingly creating limits for bowlers, especially when it came to reverse swing.
Australia ball-tampering scandal: When peculiar morality turned a horrific situation into an utter catastrophe
The notion that Australia's sporting public has more enhanced ethical standards than the rest of the world smacks of exactly the same sort of wobbly moral “line” that David Warner was rightly lambasted for crowing about.
South Africa vs Australia: Tim Paine, Darren Lehmann face uphill task to inspire mentally disintegrated visitors
The off-field drama due to Sandpapergate has dominated the headlines. But in case you forgot, there is a Test match between Australia and South Africa starting in Johannesburg.
Australia ball-tampering scandal: CA's treatment of Steve Smith, David Warner will make players lose faith in cricket boards
A fat paycheque is no doubt a big motivation, but the decision to become a cricket mercenary becomes more comfortable when you know your international cricket board is anyhow going to desert you when you need it the most.
Australia ball-tampering scandal: Steve Smith, David Warner must be banned from IPL to show the league is not refuge for cheats
If IPL Governing Council and CoA proactively take action against Smith and Warner, they could do some serious image building at an opportune time.
Ball tampering is not only against the laws of the game but also goes against the very spirit of the game. Yet international cricketers have been found using everything, from bottle caps, emery paper, screwdrivers, pocket knives, shoe spikes, trousers zips, mint, vaseline, sun screen creams, etc to alter the state of the ball.