Business Standard

Ball tampering row: Why Smith, Warner can still regain their hero status?

rugs cheats are accepted (and sometimes welcomed) back into the sport - some even after multiple doping offences

Premium

Keith Parry & Emma Kavanagh | The Conversation
Overnight, Cricket Australia handed out its promised “significant sanctions” for a ball-tampering incident that has engulfed the sport in scandal. Steve Smith and David Warner, the team’s captain and vice-captain, have been banned for 12 months. Cameron Bancroft, who carried out the failed plot, received a nine-month ban.
It was also revealed it was sandpaper, and not “yellow tape and the granules from the rough patches of the wicket” as originally claimed, that Bancroft tried to use to alter the ball’s condition in the Test match

Don't miss the most important news and views of the day. Get them on our Telegram channel

First Published: Mar 30 2018 | 1:17 PM IST

Explore News

To read the full story, subscribe to BS Premium now, at just Rs 249/ month.

Key stories on business-standard.com are available only to BS Premium subscribers.

Register to read more on Business-Standard.com