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Michael Clarke ready to come out of retirement, says he's 'as fit and healthy as he's ever been'
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Michael Clarke ready to come out of retirement, says he's 'as fit and healthy as he's ever been'

Australia's retired cricket Test captain Michael Clarke on Sunday offered to play for the country again to help the team recover after the downfall of his successor Steve Smith over a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa

Cricket Australia chiefs rule out stepping down over ball-tampering scandal, say it's 'not the time for a witch hunt'
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Cricket Australia chiefs rule out stepping down over ball-tampering scandal, say it's 'not the time for a witch hunt'

Australia top cricket chiefs ruled out stepping down on Friday, after a ball-tampering scandal shocked the nation, saying it was "not the time for a witch-hunt", as a review into player conduct was announced

South Africa vs Australia: Dean Elgar casts doubts on visitors keeping up new-found 'nice guy' image
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South Africa vs Australia: Dean Elgar casts doubts on visitors keeping up new-found 'nice guy' image

Elgar said, "It's definitely the most docile Test (against Australia) since I played Test cricket. I'm pretty sure it's not going to last very long."

Steve Smith's ball tampering episode shows that the gentleman's game needs an urgent image correction
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Steve Smith's ball tampering episode shows that the gentleman's game needs an urgent image correction

The recent ball tampering incident involving Steve Smith shows that administrators will have to define what cricket is and what it isn’t. The sport's reputation is at stake right now | #FirstCulture

Australia ball-tampering scandal: Pakistan pace legends defend reverse swing, call it 'art' and not cheating
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Australia ball-tampering scandal: Pakistan pace legends defend reverse swing, call it 'art' and not cheating

Pakistan's masters of reverse-swinging a cricket ball have unanimously defended it as an "art" which can be achieved without the tampering that ended in shameful bans for three Australian players.

Australia ball-tampering scandal: David Warner apologises for mistake; admits he may never play for his country again
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Australia ball-tampering scandal: David Warner apologises for mistake; admits he may never play for his country again

Former Australia vice-captain David Warner apologised in tears Saturday for his role in ball-tampering but said he may appeal his 12-month ban in the latest emotional public appearance over the scandal.

South Africa vs Australia: Tim Paine, Darren Lehmann face uphill task to inspire mentally disintegrated visitors
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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.

Darren Lehmann's resignation as Australia coach is sad end to a career marked with paradoxes
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Darren Lehmann's resignation as Australia coach is sad end to a career marked with paradoxes

It’s not out of place to imagine Lehmann — the prototype of a tough Aussie ‘mate’ — shedding a tear watching his best batsman fall to a moment of fleeting ingenuity, and it really took less than three hours for him to change his decision of staying on.

Australia ball-tampering scandal: English county Somerset drop Cameron Bancroft as overseas player for new season
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Australia ball-tampering scandal: English county Somerset drop Cameron Bancroft as overseas player for new season

Bancroft was banned for nine months by Australia after being caught on camera using sandpaper to scratch the ball during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town.

Australia ball-tampering scandal: Full text of Steve Smith's tearful statement after landing in Sydney
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Australia ball-tampering scandal: Full text of Steve Smith's tearful statement after landing in Sydney

Steve Smith broke down more than once while addressing the Australian media, and vowed to earn back the respect.

Australia ball-tampering scandal: 'Devastated' Cameron Bancroft says he is most disappointed to 'give up his spot for free'
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Australia ball-tampering scandal: 'Devastated' Cameron Bancroft says he is most disappointed to 'give up his spot for free'

Cameron Bancroft, who was caught on camera pulling out sand paper to scruff up the ball during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town, said he is disappointed with himself.

Ball-tampering scandal: After Magellan dumps Cricket Australia, here's a look at Board's other commercial partners
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Ball-tampering scandal: After Magellan dumps Cricket Australia, here's a look at Board's other commercial partners

The Australian cricket team lost a major sponsor and a host of large companies tore up branding deals with individual players after the ball-tampering scandal. Here's a look at some of Cricket Australia's other commercial partners.

Australia ball-tampering scandal: CA's treatment of Steve Smith, David Warner will make players lose faith in cricket boards
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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: After one-year bans on Steve Smith, David Warner, cricketers express shock on Twitter
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Australia ball-tampering scandal: After one-year bans on Steve Smith, David Warner, cricketers express shock on Twitter

Here's a look at how some of the cricketers reacted to the bans slapped on Australia's Steve Smith and David Warner, who are set to miss out on a year of competitive cricket.

Australia ball-tampering scandal: Bodyline bowling to Hansie Cronje's confession, six instances that shook world cricket
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Australia ball-tampering scandal: Bodyline bowling to Hansie Cronje's confession, six instances that shook world cricket

As Steve Smith and David Warner face the heat, here's a quick run-down on six of the biggest scandals in cricket.

Australia ball-tampering scandal: Steve Smith, David Warner must be banned from IPL to show the league is not refuge for cheats
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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.

Australia ball-tampering scandal: Cover-up by James Sutherland and Co will hurt chances of remedying rotten team culture
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Australia ball-tampering scandal: Cover-up by James Sutherland and Co will hurt chances of remedying rotten team culture

It's essential that Cricket Australia doesn't brush the more critical issue of player's behaviour under the carpet by merely announcing sanctions against three players.

Australia ball-tampering scandal: Teammates want 'rogue' David Warner out of the team hotel in Cape Town, claims report
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Australia ball-tampering scandal: Teammates want 'rogue' David Warner out of the team hotel in Cape Town, claims report

Some Australian players want a "rogue" David Warner out of the team hotel in South Africa as the ball tampering saga threatened to rip the touring side apart, amid reports that suggested the opening batsman was the ring leader of the scandal.

Australia's ball-tampering antics 'incredibly stupid', says former South Africa captain Ali Bacher
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Australia's ball-tampering antics 'incredibly stupid', says former South Africa captain Ali Bacher

Ali Bacher, the last South Africa skipper to win a series against Australia in the republic, says disgraced captain Steve Smith and his ball-tampering team are "incredibly stupid".