Notably, the word doing the rounds is that on the advise of Fanie De Villiers, some Proteas cameramen zeroed in on the Australian team while they were on the field. And it really paid off
The Hush Post: Steven Smith and David Warner have been banned from all cricketing activities for next one year. Cameron Bancroft was handed a nine-month ban by Cricket Australia. This, after the allegations and subsequent acceptance by Steven Smith and Cameron Bancroft about their involvement in ball-tampering.
The incident happened in the Cape Town Test match against South Africa.
The news came 12 hours after Cricket Austalia CEO James Sutherland told mediapersons in Johannesburg that the three were suspended from the final Test against the Proteas.
Even as there was talk around the cricketing world that CA was soft on these players, came the action as was committed by James Sutherland.
However, people are still asking questions as to why coach Darren Lehmann hasn’t been suspended. The question is how come Lehmann didn’t know about the goings-on in such a small dressing room.
Meanwhile, Smith will not be able to participate in the 11th season of the T20 IPL. Warner has also relinquished his role as captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad. Smith, Warner, and Bancroft’s suspension is the biggest in the world of cricket after Shane Warne was ejected out of the Aussie team in 2003 after he tested positive for two diuretics.
This verdict has come after pressure on the leader players in this row were criticised by the media.
Notably, the word doing the rounds is that on the advise of Fanie De Villiers, some Proteas cameramen zeroed in on the Australian team while they were on the field. And it really paid off.
They found Bancroft tearing a part of the ball with a yellow object (first invisible) but later Bancroft was seen slipping the same yellow object into his underpants.