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Ball-tampering a ‘cry for help’ in unbalanced sport – Steyn

MUMBAI: South African paceman Dale Steyn believes this year’s Australian ball-tampering scandal could be viewed as a “cry for help” because the balance between bat and ball in cricket has become so skewed in favor of the batsmen. Steyn, one of the most prolific wicket-takers of his generation, did not condone the actions of the Cape Town trio but said the incident exposed the need for cricket to change to prevent the loss of the art of reverse swing bowling. “It’s obviously not on, but if you think about it, it’s…

Du Plessis calls for tougher ball tampering punishments

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has called for the International Cricket Council (ICC) to dish out tougher punishments for players found guilty of ball tampering. “I know they (ICC) met a while ago but it doesn’t look like anything has changed. It’s still the same rules and stuff, so they need to change that,” Du Plessis, who has twice been found guilty of ball tampering, told reporters ahead of South Africa’s tour of Sri Lanka. “The penalties needs to be harsher for ball tampering.” Ball tampering incidents…

Sri Lanka skipper appeals ban over ball tampering: ICC

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has appealed his one-match ban for ball tampering during a Test against the West Indies, the International Cricket Council said Thursday. Chandimal, 28, was found guilty of changing the condition of the ball during the second day's play of the second Test, which concluded in a draw at Gros Islet on Monday. He was slapped with two suspension points and fined 100 per cent of his match fee. The points equate to a ban from one Test or two ODIs or two T20s. Following the…

Cricket Australia chief Sutherland to stand down

SYDNEY: Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland announced Wednesday he will stand down in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal that rattled the game and an acrimonious pay dispute with players. Sutherland, who has been chief executive for 17 of his 20 years with Cricket Australia, has given 12 months’ notice and will continue in his role until a suitable replacement is found. “After nearly 20 years at Cricket Australia, the time is right. I feel very comfortable that this is the right time for me and a good time for…

David Warner to return to cricket

SYDNEY: Banned Australia batsman David Warner will attempt to get his career back on track by playing the start of the Sydney grade cricket season with Randwick Petersham. Former Australia vice-captain Warner was handed a one-year ban by Cricket Australia for his role in the ball-tampering scandal against South Africa in March. The 31-year-old’s ban applies to international and state cricket but he can still play at club level. Randwick Petersham president Mike Whitney told the Southern Courier the batsman is…

ICC aims for tougher ball-tampering sanctions in months

Cricket's world body said Thursday it wants tough new sanctions against ball tampering in place within months as it struggles with the fallout from the cheating scandal involving top Australian players. International Cricket Council chief executive Dave Richardson said football-style red and yellow cards would be among the measures considered as it seeks to bring back a "culture of respect" to the game. The leaders of top playing nations demanded harsher punishment and more powers for umpires to act against cheating…

Australia ball-tampering was shocking, says South Africa’s Markram

LONDON: Aiden Markram says South Africa were stunned when they discovered Australia had tampered with the ball during their recent Test series. Australia skipper Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner and opener Cameron Bancroft were all banned for the roles they played in the scandal during the third Test in Cape Town. South Africa batsman Markram, speaking after being unveiled as English county Durham's new signing, said: "We were very shocked. "The heat of the series was obviously happening, it was the third Test…