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Category: Australian ball tampering

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‘There will be nerves’: Waugh on reformed trio making Test return for Ashes – video

Former Australia captain Steve Waugh has promised the side set to face England in the Ashes will be no ‘shrinking violets’.Much has been made of the overhaul of team culture that took place following the ill-tempered tour of South Africa that contained…

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Australia should cut loose and make Steve Smith captain again | Russell Cunningham

Smith is a cricketer, not a criminal; he broke the Laws, not the law. So now the man who has been described as the new Don Bradman is back, he should be leading the sideWhen, or perhaps if, summer returns to England, I fancy wearing one particular cap….

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Lance Armstrong should keep his mouth shut if he is serious about redemption | Richard Williams

Sport often welcomes back a bad boy turned good but some offences lie so far beyond the pale a return is almost impossible despite protestationsSteve Smith and David Warner were booed during Australia’s warm-up fixtures against West Indies and England …

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Decrease in charges indicates positive cultural change, says Cricket Australia

Analysis shows dramatic change in on-field behaviourImprovement comes after last year’s cultural review Cricket Australia chairman Earl Eddings has hailed the improved behaviour of players, suggesting the governing body has achieved meaningful change f…

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Australia bowlers deny they wanted to boycott Test over David Warner

Lyon, Cummins, Starc and Hazlewood issue statementBowlers deny claim made about ball-tampering scandalFour Australia bowlers have denied reports they were prepared to boycott a Test match if David Warner had been cleared to play following the ball-tamp…

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Australia bowlers deny they wanted to boycott Test over David Warner

Lyon, Cummins, Starc and Hazlewood issue statementBowlers deny claim made about ball-tampering scandalFour Australia bowlers have denied reports they were prepared to boycott a Test match if David Warner had been cleared to play following the ball-tamp…

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A year on from Cape Town: how far has Australian cricket come since the ball tampering scandal? | Geoff Lemon

Steve Smith and David Warner are free to return to a dressing room now fully aware of their ‘behaviours’ and ‘team values’ With one turning page, the calendar ticks neatly into place. It’s now one year since Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancro…

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‘It’s almost like we never left’: Smith and Warner link with Australia squad in UAE

Pair will not play in series against PakistanBall tampering bans officially end next weekSteve Smith and David Warner have met with their Australia teammates in the United Arab Emirates to smooth the ground for their return to international cricket whe…

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Steve Smith and David Warner to meet up with Australian squad in Dubai

First time pair have been included since bans Focus of stopover in UAE is to break ice with teammatesSteve Smith and David Warner’s formal reintegration will start earlier than expected, with the banned duo to join the ODI squad for one day in the UAE….

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Darren Lehmann returns to coaching after ball tampering scandal

Former Australia coach takes over at Brisbane HeatLehmann to start new job next weekDarren Lehmann has been appointed the new Brisbane Heat coach, in what will be his first coaching appointment since the ball tampering scandal in South Africa last year…

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Steve Smith uses ball-tampering shame in TV advert about mental health

• Advert involving former Australia cricket captain criticised• Smith has 12-month international ban for role in scandalDisgraced former Australia cricket captain Steve Smith has teamed up with the local arm of Britain’s Vodafone group in an advertisin…

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Former teammates clash over Australian cricket’s non-aggression pact

‘Stop worrying about being liked,’ says Michael ClarkeSimon Katich says team can play tough as well as fairMichael Clarke and Simon Katich famously clashed physically in the dressing room when they were Test players and this week they have become embro…

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David Warner and Steve Smith ball tampering bans stand, says Cricket Australia

Players’ union submission to overturn bans dismissedCameron Bancroft’s nine-month sanction also upheldCricket Australia have dismissed a submission by the players’ union to amend the ball tampering bans handed to Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron B…

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Trio to learn fate as Cricket Australia weighs up ball tampering bans

Smith, Warner and Bancroft await CA decisionPlayers’ union has called for overturning of sanctionsBanned Australian cricketers Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft are set to learn if the sanctions meted out for their roles in the ball tamper…

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Australians sledging less says South Africa’s Faf du Plessis

In-your-face style their strength, says SA captainTwo sides to meet in one-off T20 on SaturdaySouth African captain Faf du Plessis says Australia’s in-your-face style is their strength and should not be sacrificed despite the fallout over the ball tamp…

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Caught on tape: the story behind Australian cricket’s greatest fall | Geoff Lemon

In an extract from his new book, Geoff Lemon recalls the moment Australia’s sporting landscape was scuffed foreverYou know it’s serious when Mluleki Ntsabo isn’t smiling. The South African Broadcasting Corporation commentator is small in stature and hu…

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Mark Taylor stands down from Cricket Australia board

Former Test captain ‘loses energy’ to continue in role Decision based partly on findings of Longstaff reviewMark Taylor has stood down from his role as a Cricket Australia director after 18 months of turmoil in the game took its toll on the former Test…

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Australian cricket emerges into light as David Peever falls on sword | Sam Perry

The primary protagonists of a corporate-heavy era are now gone. The game will be better for itPolitical and public life feels so inverted these days, it was forgivable to wonder whether this episode would, or could, reach its logical conclusion. Cricke…

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David Peever resigns as Cricket Australia chairman

Decision comes after days of turmoil following damning report into the state of the national sportSeven months on from the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town, another victim has been claimed after the Cricket Australia chairman, David Peever, tendered…

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Should Smith and Warner bans be reduced? Guardian cricket writers have their say

Opinion is split on the Australian Cricketers’ Association’s bid to lift the ball-tampering sanctionsA national debate is raging over calls from the Australian Cricketers’ Association for the lifting of sanctions imposed on Steve Smith, David Warner an…