Australia’s cricket crisis: Anger, shame, revulsion over ball-tampering incident
After Cameron Bancroft and Steve Smith’s admission of having tampered the ball during the third day of the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town, Australian cricket has been thrown into a crisis. Saturday’s incident in Cape Town has led to widespread anger, shame and revulsion across the cricket world, leaving the future of Smith, Bancroft and other senior players uncertain. While Smith has been banned for the fourth and final Test against the Proteas, he could face further sanction from Cricket Australia (CA) in coming days. A number of ex-cricketers across the globe have led calls for stricter punishment against the prolific batsman for his role in the episode.