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CWG restored Australia's reputation after ball-tampering low: OC

Press Trust of India  |  Gold Coast 

The have restored Australia's global sporting reputation that had taken a hit during the recent ball-tampering scandal, said today.

"This has more than restored Australia's global reputation. Our sportsmanship on show during the is what the essence of is about - fair sport, no cheating and applauding the winners," said during the daily media briefing here.

Australia's sporting culture had come in for severe criticism when Steve Smith, and were found guilty of plotting and trying to tamper the ball in a Test match against in

Smith and Warner were subsequently banned for a year and stripped of their leadership roles, while Bancroft was handed a nine-month suspension.

This, after the three players offered tearful apologies for their actions, something that softened the backlash they were facing from the Australian fans.

In fact, the incident cast a shadow on the Games too and Australian had asked his wards to be on their best behaviour.

played the perfect host and provided smooth logistics for athletes and visitors during the Games that wind up today.

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 12:00 IST