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Cricket Australia dismisses Darren Lehmann reports before holding crisis talks

Cricket Australia said that they have not taken any decision regarding coach Darren Lehmann till now and they will decide once the investigation is completed in the ball-tampering scandal.
Darren Lehmann and skipper Steve Smith are under the scanner as Cricket Australia hold crisis talks in the aftermath of the ball-tampering scandal.(AFP)
Darren Lehmann and skipper Steve Smith are under the scanner as Cricket Australia hold crisis talks in the aftermath of the ball-tampering scandal.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 27, 2018 01:18 PM IST
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Darren Lehmann to resign as Australia coach after ball-tampering scandal: Report

Darren Lehmann and skipper Steve Smith can both face the axe with Cricket Australia chiefs holding crisis talks in South Africa to deal with an escalating ball-tampering scandal.
Darren Lehmann will step down as coach of Australia due to the ongoing ball-tampering scandal, according to reports.(REUTERS)
Darren Lehmann will step down as coach of Australia due to the ongoing ball-tampering scandal, according to reports.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 27, 2018 09:42 AM IST
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‘Steve Smith, Cameron Bancroft might have gotten away had they not panicked’

Cameron Bancroft was caught on camera placing sticky yellow tape into the front of his pants when he believed his cheat had been spotted by the umpires, but according to a member of the local broadcaster, he would not have been caught if he didn’t panic.
Australian cricket team captain Steve Smith and teammate Cameron Bancroft sensationally admitted to ball-tampering during the third Test against South Africa on March 24, 2018, plunging cricket into potentially its greatest modern crisis.(AFP)
Australian cricket team captain Steve Smith and teammate Cameron Bancroft sensationally admitted to ball-tampering during the third Test against South Africa on March 24, 2018, plunging cricket into potentially its greatest modern crisis.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 26, 2018 10:52 PM IST
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IPL 2018: Ajinkya Rahane replaces disgraced Steve Smith as Rajasthan Royals captain

Steve Smith has stepped down from his role as captain of Indian Premier League side Rajasthan Royals after being embroiled in a ball-tampering scandal. Ajinkya Rahane is set to take over as skipper
Steve Smith (R) will be replaced by Ajinkya Rahane as captain of Rajasthan Royals for the IPL 2018 season.(IPL)
Steve Smith (R) will be replaced by Ajinkya Rahane as captain of Rajasthan Royals for the IPL 2018 season.(IPL)
Updated on Mar 26, 2018 10:56 PM IST
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Australian cricket team repeat offenders? How SA planned to catch Steve Smith’s team red-handed

The manner in which ball-tampering was done by Australian cricket team member Cameron Bancroft makes one question whether or not this was a ‘one-off’ incident as mentioned by Steve Smith.
South African broadcasters, who caught opener Cameron Bancroft (R) using a yellow piece of paper to roughen the surface, claim that they were tipped off about the incident.(AP)
South African broadcasters, who caught opener Cameron Bancroft (R) using a yellow piece of paper to roughen the surface, claim that they were tipped off about the incident.(AP)
Updated on Mar 26, 2018 10:15 PM IST
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Sponsors ‘deeply concerned’ over Steve Smith-led Australian cheating scandal

Australia captain Steve Smith admitted he hatched a plan to change the condition of the ball during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town on Saturday, throwing the game into turmoil.
Australia cricketers confessed to ball tampering in a desperate plot hatched by the team's leaders as they saw the match slipping away vs South Africa.(AP)
Australia cricketers confessed to ball tampering in a desperate plot hatched by the team's leaders as they saw the match slipping away vs South Africa.(AP)
Updated on Mar 26, 2018 10:59 PM IST
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IPL 2018: Ajinkya Rahane could replace Steve Smith as Rajasthan Royals captain - Reports

Ajinkya Rahane could become the skipper of Rajasthan Royals after Australian skipper Steve Smith was handed a one-match ban following revelations of ball-tampering during the Newlands Test against South Africa.
Ajinkya Rahane could be the new skipper of Rajasthan Royals after Steve Smith’s admission of ball-tampering in the Newlands Test that has resulted in a one-match ban.(AFP)
Ajinkya Rahane could be the new skipper of Rajasthan Royals after Steve Smith’s admission of ball-tampering in the Newlands Test that has resulted in a one-match ban.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 25, 2018 09:30 PM IST
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Australia skipper Steve Smith suspended by ICC for one Test over ball-tampering row

Steve Smith has been suspended for one Test by the International Cricket Council over the ball-tampering row in the Cape Town game while Cameron Bancroft has been fined 75 percent of his match fee and handed three demerit points.
Steve Smith will not play in the Johannesburg Test while Cameron Bancroft has been handed a 75 percent fine on his match fee over the ball-tampering row in the Newlands Test against South Africa.(AFP)
Steve Smith will not play in the Johannesburg Test while Cameron Bancroft has been handed a 75 percent fine on his match fee over the ball-tampering row in the Newlands Test against South Africa.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 25, 2018 09:53 PM IST
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Ball-tampering row: Rajasthan Royals to wait for ICC verdict on Steve Smith

Rajasthan Royals, who will be led by Steve Smith in the Indian Premier League 2018, have decided to wait for the ICC sanction on the Australian skipper, who admitted that he tampered with the ball in the Cape Town Test.
Steve Smith and David Warner are captains of Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad and a decision on their captaincy will be taken after the ICC announce the ball-tampering verdict after the Newlands Test.(AFP)
Steve Smith and David Warner are captains of Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad and a decision on their captaincy will be taken after the ICC announce the ball-tampering verdict after the Newlands Test.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 25, 2018 07:17 PM IST
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From ‘brain fade’ to ball-tampering: Five incidents that tarnished Australia captain Steve Smith

Here are five incidents where Steve Smith made headlines for reasons other than his batting since taking over the Australian captaincy in 2015.
Australia’s Steve Smith and David Warner (not in pic) stood down as captain and vice-captain following the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, Cricket Australia said in a statement on Sunday.(AFP)
Australia’s Steve Smith and David Warner (not in pic) stood down as captain and vice-captain following the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, Cricket Australia said in a statement on Sunday.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 25, 2018 06:43 PM IST
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Steve Smith called to give up captaincy as Cricket Australia launches probe

Steve Smith could his lose captaincy after Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called the ball tampering incident a “shocking disappointment” and urged Cricket Australia chairman David Peever to take prompt and decisive action.
Australia captain Steve Smith and teammate Cameron Bancroft sensationally admitted to ball-tampering during the third Test against South Africa on Saturday.(AFP)
Australia captain Steve Smith and teammate Cameron Bancroft sensationally admitted to ball-tampering during the third Test against South Africa on Saturday.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 25, 2018 01:44 PM IST
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Steve Smith says won’t step down from Australia captaincy amid ball-tampering row

Steve Smith, the Australian skipper, has taken responsibility for the ball-tampering row in the Newlands Test against South Africa and has said he will not step down from the captaincy
Steve Smith has expressed embarrassment over the ball-tampering row while a remorseful Cameron Bancroft admitted he was nervous at taking on his role in the scam and panicked when he realised that cameras in the stadium had caught him in the act(Getty Images)
Steve Smith has expressed embarrassment over the ball-tampering row while a remorseful Cameron Bancroft admitted he was nervous at taking on his role in the scam and panicked when he realised that cameras in the stadium had caught him in the act(Getty Images)
Updated on Mar 24, 2018 11:28 PM IST
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Steve Smith confesses he backed ball-tampering plan in Cape Town Test vs South Africa

Australia skipper Steve Smith has admitted that the “leadership” core of the side deliberately planned to tamper with the ball during the Newlands Test against South Africa.
Cameron Bancroft has been charged by the International Cricket Council for ball-tampering in the Newlands Test against South Africa with Steve Smith admitting that they deliberately planned it.(AP)
Cameron Bancroft has been charged by the International Cricket Council for ball-tampering in the Newlands Test against South Africa with Steve Smith admitting that they deliberately planned it.(AP)
Updated on Mar 24, 2018 11:09 PM IST
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Morne Morkel, Kagiso Rabada put South Africa on top vs Australia in Cape Town Test

Morne Morkel picked up 4/87 while Kagiso Rabada picked up 3/81 as South Africa eyed a first-innings lead against Australia, reducing Steve Smith’s side to 245/9 at the end of day 2 of the Cape Town Test.
Morne Morkel became the fifth South African pacer to reach 300 wickets as South Africa looked to take a sizeable lead against Australia in the Cape Town Test.(REUTERS)
Morne Morkel became the fifth South African pacer to reach 300 wickets as South Africa looked to take a sizeable lead against Australia in the Cape Town Test.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 23, 2018 10:15 PM IST
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David Warner in further controversy, gets embroiled in verbal spat with spectator

David Warner was seen exchanging verbal spats with a spectator after he was dismissed by Kagiso Rabada on the second day of the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town.
David Warner was bowled by Kagiso Rabada and he exchanged verbals with a fan, who sarcastically applauded his dismissal.(AP)
David Warner was bowled by Kagiso Rabada and he exchanged verbals with a fan, who sarcastically applauded his dismissal.(AP)
Updated on Mar 23, 2018 09:23 PM IST
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Faf du Plessis slams ICC’s decision to suspend pacer Kagiso Rabada

South African cricket team captain Faf du Plessis believes Kagiso Rabada’s intense celebrations are a result of ‘pure passion’ and defended the pacer after the International Cricket Council (ICC) suspended him for two Tests.
Kagiso Rabada has been banned for the rest of the series against Australia after being found guilty of two charges of misconduct for aggressive wicket celebrations in the second test in Port Elizabeth. Rabada’s first offense, of intentionally bumping into Australia captain Steve Smith after dismissing him in the first innings, earned the young quick three demerit points. Those disciplinary points took him over a threshold, leading to a two-test ban.(AP)
Kagiso Rabada has been banned for the rest of the series against Australia after being found guilty of two charges of misconduct for aggressive wicket celebrations in the second test in Port Elizabeth. Rabada’s first offense, of intentionally bumping into Australia captain Steve Smith after dismissing him in the first innings, earned the young quick three demerit points. Those disciplinary points took him over a threshold, leading to a two-test ban.(AP)
Published on Mar 13, 2018 01:33 PM IST
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