Barry Richards wants ICC to legalise ball tampering to make cricket more even
Barry Richards wants ICC to legalise ball tampering to make cricket more even

The old game of bat and ball has taken a tectonic shift with the arrival of bigger, fatter willows. When such bats are used as hammers, there's no proverbial cover for poor bowler. This has been the popular narrative so far, let alone the occasional hues and cries over ball tampering.

Sachin Tendulkar attacks Greg Chappell, describes him as 'ringmaster'

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has attacked former Indian coach Greg Chappell, describing him as a "ringmaster" who imposed his ideas on players.

Du Plessis hints at `ball tampering` by Oz bowlers in third Test

South African cricketer Faf du Plessis has now reportedly turned the tables on the visitors by claiming that something was amiss about the ball reversing so early on the third day of the decisive third Test at Newlands.

`Disappointed` Clarke slams Warner for `Proteas ball tampering` comments

Australian captain Michael Clarke has criticised opening batsman David Warner over his accusations of ball tampering by South Africa in the second Test, and said that he is disappointed with Warner.

Australia practise reverse-swing at Newlands

Stung by a heavy defeat in the second Test, Australia are now practising ball tampering to improve the art of reverse-swing in the third Test against South Africa starting Saturday here at the Newlands.

Not a cheat, but did rub ball `too close` to zip, says Du Plessis

South African batsman Faf du Plessis has insisted that he is not a cheat.

ICC rejects PCB concerns on Faf`s ball-tampering punishment

The ICC has dismissed the Pakistan Cricket Board`s allegation that leniency was shown in handing out punishment to South African player Faf du Plessis.

Seek changes in ball-tampering laws, Mani to PCB

Former ICC Chairman Ehsan Mani has urged the PCB to push for new laws to curb ball-tampering instead of seeking stricter punishment for South African Faf du Plessis.

PCB to write to ICC over `inconsistent` penalties

Disappointed that South Africa`s Faf du Plessis was let off with a fine for ball tampering, the PCB will write to the ICC to review match referee`s decision and impose harsher punishment.

Pakistan angry over ball-tampering `leniency`

Pakistan cricket officials were fuming over the second Test ball-tampering row which saw South Africa`s Faf Du Plessis hit with a small fine, claiming punishment would have been more severe had a sub-continent player been involved.

Faf du Plessis fined for ICC Code of Conduct breach

South African allrounder Faf du Plessis has been fined 50 per cent of his match fees for ball tampering during the third day`s play in the second and final Test against Pakistan in Dubai.

Faf du Plessis faces punishment over ball tampering

South African player Faf du Plessis faces punishment after he was summoned for a hearing into alleged ball tampering during the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai, an official confirmed on Saturday.

Fact File: Ball tampering incidents in internationals

Factbox on major ball-tampering incidents in international cricket in the wake of South Africa being penalised five runs during the second test against Pakistan in Dubai on Friday for attempting to alter the state of the ball:

South Africa do not cheat, says De Villiers

South Africa vice-captain AB de Villiers vehemently denied allegations of ball-tampering which led to his team being docked five penalty runs during the second Test against Pakistan on Friday.

ICC announces crack down on ball tampering

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced a crack down on ball tampering.

Proteas skipper De Villiers 'stokes' England ball tampering suspicions ahead of CT semi with hosts

Amid the ball-tampering suspicions that are currently clouding England's ICC Champions Trophy campaign, South Africa captain AB de Villiers stoked the fire by admitting that England seemed to reverse swing the ball more quicker than other teams, which may be a possible concern.

England coach Giles denies `ball tampering` allegations

England one-day international coach Ashley Giles has dismissed former captain Bob Willis` allegations of ball tampering following the ICC Champions Trophy defeat to Sri Lanka.

Tampering happened during Aus-Pak series in UAE, claims Waqar

Pakistan cricketing legend Waqar Younis has added fuel to the ball-tampering controversy involving Australian paceman Peter Siddle by insisting it was still rife in the game.

Cook defends Anderson and Broad, rubbishes Gul`s claims

England`s ODI captain Alastair Cook on Monday rubbished Pakistan pacer Umar Gul`s claim that English pacers James Anderson and Stuart Broad were involved in ball tampering.

Gul says ball tampering comments were misconstrued

Gul had earlier said that he had seen Anderson tamper with the ball during the Pakistan-England Test series in England.