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Bancroft backtracks on claims, says no new information to offer in ball-tampering scandal
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Bancroft backtracks on claims, says no new information to offer in ball-tampering scandal

The 28-year-old Bancroft was caught on camera using sandpaper on the ball in the third Test against South Africa in 2018.

Cricket Australia open to re-examining ball-tampering scandal after Cameron Bancroft's claim
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Cricket Australia open to re-examining ball-tampering scandal after Cameron Bancroft's claim

Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Marsh and Nathan Lyon all bowled in the game and remain involved in the Australian set-up.

Australia's Cameron Bancroft says bowlers were aware of ball-tampering during Newlands Test
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Australia's Cameron Bancroft says bowlers were aware of ball-tampering during Newlands Test

Bancroft, who is currently playing for Durham in the English County Championship, said he wanted to be "liked" by his teammates and in turn lost control of his values.

'It's been going around for hundreds of years now': David Warner against saliva ban to shine ball
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'It's been going around for hundreds of years now': David Warner against saliva ban to shine ball

Star Australian opener David Warner does not see the need to abolish the use of saliva to shine the ball when cricket resumes in the post COVID-19 world as he feels it is no more or no less risky than sharing the change room with fellow players.

Spit-and-polish: Challenges of enforcing saliva ban as cricket mulls new-normal measures
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Spit-and-polish: Challenges of enforcing saliva ban as cricket mulls new-normal measures

Using saliva to polish the ball is a sub-conscious exercise, almost second nature. It’s become muscle memory, so to speak. If there is a new legislation in place that bans the use of saliva, will they be able to cope with unlearning what they have learnt over the years?

Michael Holding says he finds no logic in legalising ball-tampering; Allan Donald in favour of move
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Michael Holding says he finds no logic in legalising ball-tampering; Allan Donald in favour of move

Michael Holding feels legalising ball tampering in the post COVID-19 world is a bit self contradictory while Proteas great Allan Donald is completely on the opposite end of the spectrum on a subject that has divided opinions.

Saliva is must and vaseline is no replacement, feel Ashish Nehra, Harbhajan Singh
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Saliva is must and vaseline is no replacement, feel Ashish Nehra, Harbhajan Singh

Saliva and sweat are components that cannot be entirely done away with, insist a few distinguished India cricketers, as the ICC contemplates legalising ball tampering post COVID-19 by using artificial substances to prevent virus spread.

Steve Smith eligible to captain Australia as two-year leadership ban post ball-tampering scandal ends
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Steve Smith eligible to captain Australia as two-year leadership ban post ball-tampering scandal ends

Steve Smith's two-year leadership ban ended quietly on Sunday, leaving him eligible to captain Australia at a time of uncertainty over when international cricket will resume.

Australia batsmen Steve Smith welcomes conversations about cricketers' mental health
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Australia batsmen Steve Smith welcomes conversations about cricketers' mental health

Australian batsman Steve Smith is glad that the mental health of cricketers is in focus after some of his compatriots took breaks to deal with their issues, which he feels, are compounded by "hectic" playing schedules.

Australia batsman Steve Smith shrugs off Nicholas Pooran getting a lighter ban for ball-tampering
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Australia batsman Steve Smith shrugs off Nicholas Pooran getting a lighter ban for ball-tampering

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.

Steve Smith, David Warner to represent New South Wales in Sheffield Sheild
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Steve Smith, David Warner to represent New South Wales in Sheffield Sheild

Australia batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner will play their first domestic Sheffield Shield matches in almost two years when they turn out on Thursday for New South Wales against Queensland.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Hypocritical for Australians asking fans not to boo Steve Smith, David Warner, suggests Jonny Bairstow
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Hypocritical for Australians asking fans not to boo Steve Smith, David Warner, suggests Jonny Bairstow

Jonny Bairstow, in his column for The Telegraph, has questioned how Australians can ask English fans not to jeer Steve Smith, David Warner who were central to the 2018 ball tampering scandal.

ICC Cricket World up 2019: Adam Zampa had hand warmers in his pocket, says Aaron Finch amid ball-tampering claims
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ICC Cricket World up 2019: Adam Zampa had hand warmers in his pocket, says Aaron Finch amid ball-tampering claims

Video footage showed Adam Zampa putting his hand into his pocket before rubbing the ball prior to bowling the 24th over of the match against India.

Former England cricketer Monty Panesar admits to ball-tampering in excerpt of upcoming book
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Former England cricketer Monty Panesar admits to ball-tampering in excerpt of upcoming book

Former England cricketer Monty Panesar has reportedly admitted to tampering with the ball during his Test career which spanned between 2006 and 2013, where he played 50 Tests.

Steve Smith, David Warner got away with murder, feels West Indies pace legend Curtly Ambrose on duo's one-year ban for ball-tampering
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Steve Smith, David Warner got away with murder, feels West Indies pace legend Curtly Ambrose on duo's one-year ban for ball-tampering

While Smith and Warner are trying to get their place back in the Australian squad for this year's World Cup and Ashes tour, Ambrose feels they should have been banned for two years instead of one.

Australia's Cameron Bancroft set for County return after being appointed Durham captain
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Australia's Cameron Bancroft set for County return after being appointed Durham captain

English county Durham have named Australian batsman Cameron Bancroft, who served a nine-month ban last year for his role in a ball-tampering scandal, as their captain for this season.

Shane Warne says Steve Smith, David Warner's hunger for runs after return from exile could propel Australia to World Cup victory
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Shane Warne says Steve Smith, David Warner's hunger for runs after return from exile could propel Australia to World Cup victory

Steve Smith and David Warner's year-long exile has likely left them hungrier than ever and their return can spark Australia to World Cup glory, Test great Shane Warne said Wednesday.

Steve Smith and David Warner will be welcomed back with open arms, says Aaron Finch
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Steve Smith and David Warner will be welcomed back with open arms, says Aaron Finch

"When Davey and Steve are ready to be allowed to come back and play cricket for Australia and their states I think from my point of view, they'll be welcomed back with open arms," Finch said.

Steve Smith, Cameron Bancroft's statements not going to impact David Warner's reintegration, says Cricket Australia
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Steve Smith, Cameron Bancroft's statements not going to impact David Warner's reintegration, says Cricket Australia

Cameron Bancroft and Steve Smith have made it clear in interviews recently that the former vice-captain David Warner was the instigator of the ill-fated plan in Cape Town.

Cameron Bancroft, Steve Smith's comments on ball-tampering scandal will raise eyebrows, says Ricky Ponting
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Cameron Bancroft, Steve Smith's comments on ball-tampering scandal will raise eyebrows, says Ricky Ponting

Ponting, however, said he does not believe the fresh controversy on the ball-tampering issue will have an impact on the national team.