Ball Tampering Scandal
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On this day in 2018: Sandpaper Gate scandal rocks cricketing world during South Africa-Australia Test in Cape Town
The incident occurred on the third day of the Test match.
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Here's a comprehensive look at what all has been said on the ball-tampering episode post Cameron Bancroft's claim that bowlers possibly knew of tampering as well.
'You probably left two people out': Michael Clarke unconvinced by bowlers' statement on ball-tampering scandal
Sticking to his stand that the bowlers, who were part of that team, were aware of the plot to tamper with the red cherry during the infamous Cape Town Test against South Africa, Clarke said their statement finds no mention of the incident's chief protagonist, Cameron Bancroft, and the Australian team's former bowling coach, David Saker.
Australia bowlers deny Cameron Bancroft's claim that they knew of ball-tampering, call for end to 'rumour-mongering and innuendo'
Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon, who were all part of the team during the ill-fated series against South Africa, issued a joint statement to claim innocence and call for an end to "rumour-mongering and innuendo".
Chappell's views are in contrast to Paine, who recently said he will have no qualms about former skipper Smith returning to the job whenever he chooses to retire.
Australian trio were treated 'despicably' by CA during 2018 ball-tampering investigation, says David Warner's manager
Erskine said they did not deserve the punishment— one-year ban for Smith and Warner and nine-month suspension for Bancroftt— for their role in the scandal during the Cape Town Test against South Africa.
Cricket Australia's integrity unit reaches out to Cameron Bancroft after his ball-tampering revelations
Bancroft, who had the sandpaper in his possession, was suspended for nine months for his role in the ball tampering plot during the Cape Town Test.
'No one is surprised that more than three people knew about it': Michael Clarke on ball-tampering episode
The ball-tampering scandal was put under the spotlight again when Bancroft last week revealed that Australian bowlers in the team at that time might have had some knowledge about the plot.
Paine's performance behind the wickets and his tactics as captain in the just-concluded Test series against India which Australia lost 1-2 were severely criticised by former players.
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'I love him [Warner]. He talks it up, he is a great player by any calculations and he's been fantastic in the team over the last two years,' Justin Langer said.
'The Test' review: Docu-series on Australia men's cricket team is entertaining, but it could have been much more
The Test is an entertaining, binge-worthy series about Australia men's cricket team trying to find a new identity under a new coach (Justin Langer) while also coping with the rigorous demands of winning matches across the globe.
South Africa vs Australia: Smith and Warner will receive hostility on their return to Rainbow Nation, but they also deserve some respect
The redemptive narratives of Smith and Warner drip with metaphor and meaning. They return to a familiar backdrop for the next scene. How much they have developed in the intervening years will soon become clear.
South Africa vs Australia: CSA interim CEO Jacques Faul asks fans to respect Steve Smith, David Warner as Aussies return since ball-tampering scandal
Both Warner and Smith, then Australia's captain and vice-captain, were banned by Cricket Australia for one year for involvement in ball-tampering during the Cape Town Test in March 2018.
Crowd hostility in South Africa won't faze Steve Smith and David Warner one bit, says Australia pacer Josh Hazlewood
Steve Smith and David Warner will be ready for whatever South African crowds throw at them when the Australia batsmen return to the nation two years after the ball-tampering scandal, paceman Josh Hazlewood has said.
Alastair Cook claims David Warner admitted using hand strapping to accelerate deterioration of ball in first-class match
On the Australians using sandpaper to tamper with the ball during the infamous Cape Town Test in March 2018, Alastair Cook said Steve Smith's team had gone too far.
Ashes 2019: 'Steve Smith will be always remembered as cheat', says former England pacer Steve Harmison
Steve Smith might be scoring runs in abundance but for former England cricketer Steve Harmison, he will remain a cheat.
Ashes 2019: We should be applauding Steve Smith and not jeering, urges UK sports minister Nigel Adams
Britain’s sports minister Nigel Adams has described the booing of Australian Steve Smith during the Ashes series as “distasteful” and says the batsman has served his punishment for his part in last year’s ball-tampering scandal.
Steve Smith who received a one-year ban from Cricket Australia for ball-tampering scandal was eligible to play in IPL last year but BCCI decided to impose its own sanctions.