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Category: Australian ball tampering

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Pat Cummins keen to reunite with banned Steve Smith and David Warner

‘It feels like it’s been about five years’ since they playedDisgraced duo still have nine months of ban to serve Pat Cummins cannot wait to call Steve Smith and David Warner teammates again, saying it feels like the banned duo have already spent five y…

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Returning David Warner denies talk of rift with Steve Smith

Warner dismissed for just one on return to cricket in Canada‘We’re good mates,’ Warner says of former Australia captainDavid Warner has hit out at critics who suggest he should have been banned from all forms of cricket while pouring cold water on rumo…

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Channel Nine defends David Warner appointment amid criticism

‘An astounding appointment,’ says Karl Stefanovic Warner is banned from playing for ball tampering scandalIn the face of criticism, Channel Nine has defended its decision to employ the banned cricketer David Warner as part of its commentary team for Au…

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David Warner and Cameron Bancroft to play in NT competition

Batsmen to feature in Darwin tournament during JulyBans cover international, state and BBL cricketBanned cricketers David Warner and Cameron Bancroft have signed up for the Northern Territory’s Strike League. Warner will play two one-day games in the t…

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Steve Smith to return to cricket in Canadian T20 tournament

Former Australia captain named as marquee playerGlobal T20 Canada begins next monthSteve Smith’s comeback to cricket has begun, with the suspended former Australia skipper named as a marquee player in Canada’s T20 league, where he will join fellow inte…

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Cameron Bancroft awaits vote on ban exemption to play club cricket

Opener wants to play for his club in WA while serving CA banRules are different in Western Australia to NSWBanned batsman Cameron Bancroft will find out on Monday night whether he will be granted special permission to return to his club cricket side th…

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Australia captain Tim Paine expects hostile crowds in England

Interim ODI skipper braced for ball-tampering backlashPayne says English are ‘basking in glory’ of scandalAustralia skipper Tim Paine expects a torrid reception from England fans and the media during next month’s one-day international tour. The wicketk…

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Darren Lehmann gets Cricket Australia role weeks after ball-tampering row

• Former Australia coach assumed ultimate responsibility for scandal• Lehmann appointed assistant on national performance programmeDarren Lehmann has a new job at Cricket Australia’s national performance programme – only six weeks after resigning as hi…

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Tim Paine to lead Australia ODI team but no lock for permanent captaincy

Decision yet to be made on permanent one-day captainNathan Lyon returns to ODI side for first time since 2016Tim Paine has been named captain for Australia’s one-day international (ODI) series in England but it appears likely to be a temporary posting,…

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Steve Smith vows to earn back fans’ trust as he returns to Australia

Former Test captain arrives home after time overseasSmith says he has come to terms with fallout from scandalSteve Smith has returned to Australia declaring he is ready to get back to business after coming to terms with his appalling error of judgment …

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AB de Villiers: ‘I felt sorry for the Australians, especially Steve Smith’

South Africa’s master batsman says the worldwide response to Australia’s ball-tampering was ‘taken to a level where it really hurt them individually – the way Steve Smith was punished was harsh’With its intense travel schedule, high-speed cricket and e…

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Australia ball-tampering scandal may be a reality check, says Mickey Arthur

• They have paid a big price already, says Mickey Arthur• Pakistan visit involves a Test in Ireland and two in EnglandMickey Arthur hopes that Australia’s recent ball-tampering scandal will be “a reality check for world cricket” that makes everybody “s…

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England suspected ball tampering by Australia at Perth, says Alastair Cook

• ‘The outfield was wet and they managed to get ball reversing’• Former captain poised to match Border’s 153 consecutive TestsAlastair Cook has admitted to suspicions among the England team of ball-tampering by Australia during the Ashes series.Steve …

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Australia’s ball-tampering trio have suffered enough, says Di Venuto

• Doors at the Oval would be open to them if ECB permits it, he adds• ‘Hopefully culture review starts at the top, with CA officials’Surrey’s head coach, Michael Di Venuto, has furiously defended the three Australian players who were banned for ball ta…

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Australia’s ball-tampering trio have suffered enough, says Di Venuto

• Doors at the Oval would be open to them if ECB permits it, he adds• ‘Hopefully culture review starts at the top, with CA officials’Surrey’s head coach, Michael Di Venuto, has furiously defended the three Australian players who were banned for ball ta…

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Cricket Australia’s TV rights battle and why it risks being a disaster it can’t afford

A poor result at the negotiating table would dwarf any reputational damage CA endured after the ball-tampering sagaCricket Australia is preparing for its most decisive week in years as it scrambles to get bidders to the table for the next six-year tele…

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Cricket Australia confirms independent cultural review

Rick McCosker to act as chair of review panelTwo ex-players and two current players to join himFormer Test opener Rick McCosker is to head a panel to consider a charter for standards of behaviour and expectations of Australian men’s cricket teams. Cric…

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David Warner ‘fully accepts’ Cricket Australia sanctions over ball tampering

Former vice-captain will not appeal 12-month banBatsman vows to become a better person and role modelDavid Warner has followed the example of Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft in fully accepting the punishments meted out by Cricket Australia for his par…

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Eoin Morgan hopes ball-tampering bans have restated cricket’s values

• England limited-overs captain backs Australia’s hardline response• ‘Australia have shown how serious the mistake was’Eoin Morgan, England’s limited-overs captain, believes cricket’s reputation has been hurt by the ball-tampering scandal but hopes the…

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Steve Smith accepts Cricket Australia ban for ball tampering

Former captain will not appeal sanctionsTakes ‘full responsibility’ for his role in scandalFormer Test captain Steve Smith has accepted the 12-month ban given to him by Cricket Australia for his role in the ball tampering scandal and confirmed he will …