The shameful act that brought disgrace to one of the leading cricket teams happened on day three of the third Test match of Australia versus South Africa.
The Saturday test match resulted in the resignation of Captain and Vice-Captain of Australian Cricket Team involved in ball-tampering:
PSL news are done and dusted, it’s time for some scandalous news straight from Australia.
Three players of the national cricket team of Australia were involved in the shameful act of ball-tampering on Saturday.
The captain, Steve Smith and Vice Captain, Dave Warner were two out of the three members involved in the ball-tampering scandal.
The third member was the young player, Cameron Bancroft, who made a debut for Australia as a batsman/keeper in a T20I against India in Sydney early in 2016.
The scandal caused great outrage in Australia and international cricket board, which demanded a full investigation of the scandal.
Even the former players of the Australian cricket team and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull expressed the same demand.
Ball-tampering allegation and charges on the Australian player by The International Cricket Council:
On Saturday Cameron Bancroft was caught on camera pulling the tape from his pocket and rubbing it on the ball on day three of the third Test against South Africa.
Later on Sunday, The International Cricket Council suspended Smith for one match and took away his match fee, while Bancroft, 25 was fined 75% of his match fee, warned for his part in the affair as well as being hit by three demerit points, according to CNN.
After the investigation started on Sunday, Cricket Australia told reporters that their sanctions will be in addition to those imposed on them by the sport’s world governing body, The International Cricket Council.
Warner wasn’t punished by ICC for ball-tampering scandal but still, he stepped down from his position:
The vice-Captain of Australia’s Cricket Team, Dave Warner wasn’t punished by the ICC but he along with Captain Smith resigned as Vice Captain and Captain.
On a lighter note, after PSL memes, the hilarious ball-tampering are making us laugh for sure.