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South Africa captain Faf Du Plessis calls for tougher ball tampering punishments

Ball tampering incidents have rocked the sport this year, prompting the ICC to contemplate stricter punishments after admitting that fines were not enough to serve as a deterrent.

South Africa's Faf du Plessis has, ironically, been caught attempting to alter the surface of the ball.(REUTERS)
South Africa's Faf du Plessis has, ironically, been caught attempting to alter the surface of the ball.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 02, 2018 03:53 PM IST

Mitchell Starc clarifies ball-tampering comments, says he has ‘utmost respect’ for Steve Smith

Mitchell Starc, who criticised the press conference that was held in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal, has clarified that he has ‘utmost respect’ for Steve Smith, who has been banned for one year.

Mitchell Starc has said his criticism of the ball-tampering press conference was taken out of context.(AP)
Mitchell Starc has said his criticism of the ball-tampering press conference was taken out of context.(AP)
Updated on Jun 09, 2018 01:47 PM IST

Mitchell Starc expresses anger over Steve Smith ball-tampering press conference

Mitchell Starc has expressed anger at the way Steve Smith handled the initial press conference on the outbreak of the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town that caused tremendous embarrassment to Australian cricket.

Mitchell Starc has expressed anger upon being indirectly named by Steve Smith during the ball-tampering scandal, who later on clarified his part and Cricket Australia (CA) too gave them a clean chit.(AFP)
Mitchell Starc has expressed anger upon being indirectly named by Steve Smith during the ball-tampering scandal, who later on clarified his part and Cricket Australia (CA) too gave them a clean chit.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 08, 2018 01:07 PM IST

Shane Watson believes bans for Steve Smith, David Warner, Cameron Bancroft ‘extreme’

Shane Watson, former Australia international said on Tuesday that the punishments slapped on Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were extreme.

Shane Watson, in a news conference in Dubai, UAE on May 29, 2018, said the punishments slapped on Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were extreme.(REUTERS)
Shane Watson, in a news conference in Dubai, UAE on May 29, 2018, said the punishments slapped on Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were extreme.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 30, 2018 10:14 AM IST

David Warner to play Sydney club cricket after ball-tampering shame

David Warner is serving a year-long ban from state and international cricket for his part in a plan to use sandpaper to tamper with the ball during the third Test in South Africa in March. But he is free to play at club level and is set to make a return to the field in September for Randwick Petersham club

David Warner (R)and Steve Smith have been banned for one year each for being involved in ball-tampering during Australia’s third Test against South Africa in March.(AFP)
David Warner (R)and Steve Smith have been banned for one year each for being involved in ball-tampering during Australia’s third Test against South Africa in March.(AFP)
Published on May 17, 2018 10:46 AM IST
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