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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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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 …

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ACA: ‘Cricket Australia should reconsider ball tampering bans’ – video

Australian Cricketers’ Association president Greg Dyer has called on Cricket Australia to reconsider the sanctions handed out to Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft over the ball tampering scandal Continue reading…

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ACA labels ball tampering bans ‘disproportionate’ and calls for reduction

Cricket Australia urged by players’ union to recalibrate bansPlayers showed ‘extraordinary contrition’, says Greg DyerCricket Australia should take into account “extraordinary contrition” shown by Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft over the…

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Tears, lies and sandpaper: the week Australian cricket fell apart | Vic Marks

How what seemed a routine case of ball tampering quickly escalated into a national scandal that swept away Steve Smith, David Warner and Darren LehmannIt all ended in tears. Quite often it does in cricket. If nothing else, this week has been a reminder…

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Steve Smith can be a great leader still – but Warner failings will haunt him

Former Australia captain just wants to play cricket but redemption story will have to wait after others let him downTake a look through Steve Smith’s Instagram. There, you’ll find a series of quite beautiful pictures taken from high in the sky above be…

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Australia’s ball-tampering scandal delivers bout of soul-searching

Tearful cricketers face the cameras as national team sees wave of resignations in what could be country’s biggest sporting crisis Australia was on Thursday confronting arguably the gravest sporting crisis in its history as cricket’s ball-tampering scan…

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Steve Smith should say sorry to my mum for ball tampering scandal | Ben Smee

Australian captain was her ‘third son’ – the Best Since Bradman. ‘My Smithy,’ she called himEvery Christmas at my mum’s place, her two sons fight over who gets the second bedroom.And every year she makes the same joke: we’ll both be out on our ear when…

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Swift and severe punishment for Smith and co but questions remain | Andy Bull

Cricket Australia has come down hard on Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft but tampergate will not end hereThe harder you step in mess, the more it spreads. Last Saturday Cricket Australia found a flaming bag of the stuff on its doorstep an…

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Cricket Australia CEO: Cheating is an appropriate word to use – video

Cricket Australia’s chief executive, James Sutherland, insists once more that the coach, Darren Lehmann, was not involved in the ball-tampering scandal that has engulfed the men’s squad on their tour of South Africa. His comments come after the captain…

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Cricket Australia CEO: Cheating is an appropriate word to use – video

Cricket Australia’s chief executive, James Sutherland, insists once more that the coach, Darren Lehmann, was not involved in the ball-tampering scandal that has engulfed the men’s squad on their tour of South Africa. His comments come after the captain…

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Smith and Warner banned for a year by Cricket Australia for ball tampering

• Cameron Bancroft banned nine months and all three sent home• Statement reveals that sandpaper not tape was used in Test matchSteve Smith and David Warner have been banned from representing their country for a year – with nine months for Cameron Bancr…

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How Australian cricket imploded – a timeline of events in South Africa

Just two months ago, Australia wrapped up a convincing Ashes victory. Now they have lost their captain, vice-captain, opening batsman and possibly the series in South AfricaAustralia arrive in South Africa after a successful summer of cricket that saw …

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Cricket Australia CEO: ‘Ball-tampering incident was limited to three players’ – video

James Sutherland, the Cricket Australia chief executive, says prior knowledge of Australia’s attempts to scuff the ball against South Africa was limited to captain Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft Continue reading…

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Cricket Australia plays softball on day when hard was required | Geoff Lemon

James Sutherland’s general comments about an uncompleted investigation into ball tampering did the ruling body no good and allowed the issue to festerIt was as Cricket Australia as Cricket Australia gets. Process before progress, careful phrasing befor…

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Steve Smith is enveloped in a perfect storm of cricket’s distant ideal | Andy Bull

Australia ball-tampering scandal is a brew of dishonesty, hypocrisy, public fervour and tarnished pride that has inadvertently proved the Spirit of Cricket is still aliveThey say one of the early signs of a tsunami is the distant roar of the coming wat…

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Australia’s Matt Renshaw: ‘Every team tries to do what they can to win’ – video

The batsman Matthew Renshaw has been called up to the depleted Australian cricket squad for their tour of South Africa, following the ball-tampering scandal that has engulfed the team. He is available for selection in the fourth and final Test tha…

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England’s Trevor Bayliss embarrassed by Australian ball-tampering

England’s Australian coach a former mentor of Steve SmithBayliss has no reason to suspect ball-tampering at AshesEngland’s Australian coach Trevor Bayliss admits he is embarrassed by the ball-tampering shame which has engulfed his compatriots on their …