“SandpaperGate” Rocks Australian Cricket Integrity

Published Saturday, March 31, 2018 - Online-Casinos.com
“SandpaperGate” Rocks Australian Cricket Integrity

Revelations have come out regarding the game of cricket ball tampering scandal in Australia. The match fixing effort has been exposed with Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann stepping down as part of the fallout from “SandpaperGate,” in which the national team cheated by tampering with the ball in an attempt to gain an edge over South Africa in a test match.

The very emotional vice captain David Warner issued an unreserved apology for his actions in Australia’s ball-tampering scandal. He said the decision he made is one he, “will regret as long as I live”. The cricketer said he took full responsibility at the Sydney Cricket Ground for the first time after being removed as the Australian cricket team’s vice-captain.

Lehmann’s decision to resign has shocked the cricket world, mostly because he was cleared of any wrongdoing following an investigation by Cricket Australia. It was revealed during the probe that the players acted on their own and he was unaware of the plan. Lehmann’s reason for stepping down wasn’t that he ordered captain Steve Smith and batsmen Cameron Bancroft to tamper with the ball, but that he was feeling responsible.  “After viewing Steve and Cameron’s hurting, it’s only fair that I make this decision. I’m ultimately responsible for the culture of the team.”

Warner was identified by Cricket Australia as being also responsible for the events that unfolded during the third Test in Cape Town. Steve Smith received a one match fine, one match suspension (ICC), a one year suspension from international cricket and a two year suspension from serving as Australia team captain from Cricket Australia.  Cameron Bancroft received a one match fine from the (ICC) and a two year suspension from serving as Australia team captain from Cricket Australia.  David Warner got a one match fine a one match suspension from the (ICC) Also a one year suspension from international cricket, and he will not be considered for any future captaincy from Cricket Australia.

 

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