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I would have tampered if told to, says Australia coach Langer

SYDNEY: New Australia coach Justin Langer understands how Cameron Bancroft became embroiled in the ball-tampering scandal and said he would have cheated too if instructed to by senior players when he first played test cricket. The 47-year-old former top order batsman, who made his test debut against West Indies in Adelaide in 1993, said the difference was that in his era the idea would never have been countenanced by captain Allan Border or coach Bob Simpson. “If Allan Border had asked me to tamper with the ball I…

Five contenders to replace outgoing Australia coach Lehmann

SYDNEY: With the announcement of the departure of Australia cricket coach Darren Lehmann, the hunt is on for who might replace him to lead the scandal-hit team. At a tearful press conference Lehmann, who has been cleared of any role in the ball-tampering incident, said he would leave the job at the end of the ongoing Test series in South Africa. Read More: Darren Lehmann quits as Australian head coach Here are five people who might take his place: Justin Langer The former Test opening batsman has for some time…

Australia coach Lehmann to resign after ball tampering scandal

SYDNEY: Darren Lehmann will step down as coach of Australia before the fourth Test against South Africa begins on Friday, according to a report in Britain's Daily Telegraph, as the fall-out from the ball-tampering scandal continued on Tuesday. Australia was plunged into turmoil after captain Steve Smith admitted on Saturday that senior players conspired with opening batsman Cameron Bancroft to tamper with the ball during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town. Smith has been fined and suspended from the…