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Coach Justin Langer promises ball-tampering 'won't be happening again' with Australia, says it's an international problem
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Coach Justin Langer promises ball-tampering 'won't be happening again' with Australia, says it's an international problem

Justin Langer said he was shocked when he learned Australian players had taken sandpaper onto the field to deliberately alter the ball in the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town.

Former Australia captain Steve Waugh says lack of stringent punishment for ball-tampering led to Sandpapergate
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Former Australia captain Steve Waugh says lack of stringent punishment for ball-tampering led to Sandpapergate

Absence of stringent punishment for ball-tampering encouraged players to cross the line, says former Australia captain Steve Waugh, who blames the authorities for the 'Sandpapergate' that led to suspensions of Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft.

Ball-tampering, sledging are threats to 'cricket's DNA', says ICC chief executive David Richardson
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Ball-tampering, sledging are threats to 'cricket's DNA', says ICC chief executive David Richardson

Global cricket boss David Richardson declared that ball tampering and bad behaviour threatened "cricket's DNA" and would not be tolerated by fans in the wake of the Australia cheating scandal.

Sri Lanka seeks clarity on laws governing ball tampering, urges ICC to establish 'simple, clear rules'
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Sri Lanka seeks clarity on laws governing ball tampering, urges ICC to establish 'simple, clear rules'

Sri Lanka's sports minister called on the International Cricket Council to establish "simple, clear rules" Wednesday after skipper Dinesh Chandimal was punished for ball tampering.

Dinesh Chandimal banned: Here's a look at timeline of events in Sri Lankan ball-tampering crisis
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Dinesh Chandimal banned: Here's a look at timeline of events in Sri Lankan ball-tampering crisis

The Sri Lankan ball-tampering controversy reached a new level on Monday when the ICC slapped a two-Test and four-ODI ban on captain Dinesh Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusingha and team manager Asanka Gurusinha.

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusingha handed four ODI, two Test ban for ball-tampering
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Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusingha handed four ODI, two Test ban for ball-tampering

The sanction relates to an incident where the 28-year-old Chandimal was found guilty of changing the condition of the ball during the second day's play of the second Test against West Indies at Gros Islet last month.

ICC declare ball tampering as Level 3 offence; punishment increased to minimum ban of six Tests or 12 ODIs
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ICC declare ball tampering as Level 3 offence; punishment increased to minimum ban of six Tests or 12 ODIs

The ball tampering incident involving Steve Smith and David Warner has forced ICC to upgrade it as Level 3 offence which will carry 12 suspension points.

Dinesh Chandimal ball-tampering fiasco: Sri Lanka captain found guilty of changing ball condition, ICC bans him for one Test
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Dinesh Chandimal ball-tampering fiasco: Sri Lanka captain found guilty of changing ball condition, ICC bans him for one Test

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has been suspended from his side's third and final Test against the Windies after he was found guilty of ball tampering during the second day's play of the second Test

West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal's ball-tampering episode will open up questions on ICC's rules
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West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal's ball-tampering episode will open up questions on ICC's rules

Thus although the ball-tampering charge on Chandimal looks like an open and shut case, there are many wheels that will be set in motion. Plainly put, Can the ICC afford to be strict?

West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Skipper Dinesh Chandimal denies ball-tampering charge as visitors take control in second Test
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West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Skipper Dinesh Chandimal denies ball-tampering charge as visitors take control in second Test

If found guilty, Chandimal could be suspended from the third and final Test of the series, beginning in Barbados on Saturday.

International Cricket Council to push for harsher punishment for ball-tampering offence
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International Cricket Council to push for harsher punishment for ball-tampering offence

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal was on Sunday charged for ball-tampering in the second Test against the West Indies in St Lucia and the ICC said it is likely to push for upgrading ball tampering from a Level 2 offence to Level 3.

West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Hosts bowled out for 300 after visitors agree to play 'under protest' following ball-tampering row
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West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Hosts bowled out for 300 after visitors agree to play 'under protest' following ball-tampering row

Sri Lanka agreed to keep playing the second Test against West Indies on Saturday "under protest" after getting caught up in a ball-tampering row.

Steve Smith admits he 'spent four days in tears' after ball-tampering scandal in South Africa-Australia Test series
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Steve Smith admits he 'spent four days in tears' after ball-tampering scandal in South Africa-Australia Test series

Former Australian captain Steve Smith admitted he cried for four days after a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa that rocked the sport, as he told children "it's okay to show emotion".

Steve Smith will be mentally stronger when he comes back from ban, says former South Africa captain Graeme Smith
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Steve Smith will be mentally stronger when he comes back from ban, says former South Africa captain Graeme Smith

Former Australia captain Smith was stripped of his position and banned from international and domestic cricket for a year by Cricket Australia (CA) for conspiring to scuff up the ball with sandpaper during a March test against South Africa in Cape Town.

Australia ball-tampering scandal: TV channel digs out 2015 ad showing David Warner talking about ‘taping the ball’ as a kid
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Australia ball-tampering scandal: TV channel digs out 2015 ad showing David Warner talking about ‘taping the ball’ as a kid

Even as David Warner attempts to make a comeback to cricket after the ignominy of Sandpapergate, Australian media seems keen to bring up instances linking the disgraced Australian cricketer to past instances of ball-tampering.

Nathan Lyon says taunts from England fans over ball-tampering saga won't affect Australia during series
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Nathan Lyon says taunts from England fans over ball-tampering saga won't affect Australia during series

“I’ve never played in England where they haven’t given it to us,” Lyon told reporters on Tuesday. “There’s no point taking some tissues out with us, we’ve just got to stand out there and cop it.”

Tim Paine promises to lead Australia to new era of 'respectful' cricket after ball-tampering scandal
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Tim Paine promises to lead Australia to new era of 'respectful' cricket after ball-tampering scandal

"Going forward we have a clean slate. We can rewrite the way we play a little bit," Australia's captain Tim Paine said after a ball-tampering scandal rocked the national team.

South Africa opener Aiden Markram says Proteas were stunned when Australia's ball-tampering scandal came to light
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South Africa opener Aiden Markram says Proteas were stunned when Australia's ball-tampering scandal came to light

South Africa batsman Markram, speaking after being unveiled as English county Durham's new signing, said, "We were very shocked."

Australia ball-tampering scandal: A proven match-winner, David Warner should look to return a better man after serving ban
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Australia ball-tampering scandal: A proven match-winner, David Warner should look to return a better man after serving ban

Cricket will survive without Warner, of course, but it would be sad if the 31-year-old, with much good cricket left in him, were never to play the game seriously again.

Australia begin life after ball-tampering saga, hand out contracts to fresh 20-man pool with Tim Paine as captain
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Australia begin life after ball-tampering saga, hand out contracts to fresh 20-man pool with Tim Paine as captain

Fast bowlers were the winners, as Australia's post-ball tampering era began on Wednesday with a heavily revamped list of nationally contracted players, minus the suspended Steve Smith and David Warner