Cricket Australia (CA) has taken action against its players on the fourth day of the Ball Tampering controversy. However, it is not so strict as it was expected after the intervention of the Australian Prime Minister. The board imposed a one-year ban on skipper Steve Smith (29) and Vice-captain David Warner (32). Both of them will not be able to captain either for two years. At the same time, Cameron Bancroft, who was caught tampering with the ball, was banned for only nine months. Following Cricket Australia’s decision, the IPL also banned both the players.
In this case, Cricket Australia (CA) had already removed Steve Smith from the captaincy of the team and David Warner. These two players were also asked to return to Australia. Cameron Bancroft, who was caught doing ball tampering in this case, has also been sent back to Australia. After coming out of this dispute, Steve Smith has left the captaincy of Rajasthan Royals and David Warner for the IPL Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2018.
– During the Test match in Cape Town with South Africa, Cameron looked at Bancroft Ball with something.
– In the TV camera, they looked hiding yellow tape in the underwear. On this tape they were rubbing on the ball by placing the clay and pebbles.
– Smith and Bencroft later acknowledged ball tempering at the press conference. Smith said that the team was involved in it.
Ban in Ball Tampering Case for the first time in 141 years:
Test cricket is being played from 1877. It is first time in the last 141 years that when two players (Steve Smith and David Warner) have been banned for one-one year in a ball tampering scandals.
– Earlier, there was a life time ban on nine players, but he was accused of match-fixing. The ban was lifted later on three of these players.
– Sachin Tendulkar had a match ban in 2001 in the ball tampering case. It was later removed In 2010 Shahid Afridi was also banned from two matches.
Clean Chit to Coach Darren Lehmann
Cricket Australia has given a clean chit to coach Darren Lehmann. Lehman was also the coach of the 2015 World Cup Winner team. His role was being questioned in the Ball Tampering controversy.