Australia admit ball tampering in third Test against South Africa

Australia admit ball tampering in third Test against South Africa”

"Smith, the ASC calls for him to be stood down immediately by Cricket Australia, along with any other members of the team leadership group or coaching staff who had prior awareness of, or involvement in, the plan to tamper with the ball". Former cricketers have even voiced their concerns over the light punishments handed out to the Australian cricketers for something as grave as ball-tampering.

According to ICC's Code of Conduct, the player guilty of ball tampering is fined 50-100% of his match fees and awarded a minimum of two demerit points (accumulation of eight demerit points leads to a match ban).

"As will Steve Smith's given the whole leadership group was aware of the plan".

Head of integrity Iain Roy and high performance manager Pat Howard are on their way to South Africa and Sutherland said the matter would be addressed with "urgency".

"Being the leader of the team I'm incredibly sorry for trying to bring the game into disrepute the way that we did today". "I sit before you today and I'm not proud of it at all". "It's not within the spirit of the game". Smith refused to name names at the time. "I won't be considering stepping down".

He told the broadcaster when quizzed whether he would assume the captaincy again if asked: "If I was asked by the right people, then I would think about my answer".

Smith admitted Saturday to having committed "a big mistake" and took responsibility for Bancroft's actions, admitting he was involved in planning the sly move.

Cameron Bancroft carried out the tampering by using yellow adhesive tape to pick up dirt and rub it on the red leather ball to rough it up in an attempt to get it to reverse swing on day three at Newlands.

Following the act of cheating, there has been outrage all over the cricketing world.

Reports out of India say Smith has already been dumped as captain of the Indian Premier League's Rajasthan Royals.

Michael Clarke, Smith's predecessor, said he was feeling "pretty emotional".

He said: "We are extremely disappointed and shocked (at) what we woke up to this morning, and we are dealing with this issue with the utmost urgency and seriousness".

As the scandal grew in Australia the hashtag #sandpapergate began trending on Twitter and former cricket players tweeted their disappointment over the team's behavior. "You know, I hope there can be a way around this, that he can continue to captain Australia", Clarke said. "I know the Australian sides I played in never did anything like that".

"This was pre-planned cheating".

The boss's decision to head to South Africa himself underlined the severity of the scandal. No action was taken by the umpires at the time, but match officials including referee Andy Pycroft of Zimbabwe were able to review TV footage of the incident. The four-test series is level 1-1.

Peter FitzSimons, author and commentator, writing Sunday in an opinion piece in the Sydney Morning Herald, said what happened in South Africa was a "horror".

Tim Paine was named the team's new skipper, completing a remarkable career turnaround for a man who only a year ago was considering quitting the game for good when he couldn't force his way into Tasmania's first XI.

He said not only was it wrong for Smith to "put the idea out there" but that no one around him had spoken up.

The Australian Cricketers Association said in a statement on Sunday that "it seems serious errors of judgement have been committed".

"It's a stupid thing they've done and they've got caught but at least they owned up to it - many don't", Perry said.

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