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I’m no cheat, says du Plessis, insists cricket authorities opened ‘can of worms’

ADELAIDE: South Africa captain Faf du Plessis insisted on Wednesday he was not a cheat and warned cricket authorities had opened a "can of worms" after he was found guilty of ball-tampering in controversial circumstances. Du Plessis was fined his match fee on Tuesday after being caught on camera sucking a mint and rubbing saliva into the ball during last week's second Test against Australia in Hobart. But du Plessis, who won backing from leading figures including Australian captain Steve Smith, said he did not think he…