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Cameron Bancroft joins Steve Smith, not to contest ban

Cricket Australia last week suspended Smith and David Warner from all international and domestic cricket for a year, while Bancroft was suspended for nine months over the incident during the third Test in South Africa.

Apr 04, 2018, 15:13 PM IST

Steve Smith confirms he will not appeal Cricket Australia's ban

Smith, who can also not lead the side for another 12 months after his ban elapses, took to scial media to announce his sdecision to not contest the ban. 

Apr 04, 2018, 12:00 PM IST

The world simply wants to see you cry: R Ashwin on Steve Smith press conference

Ashwin hoped the Australian cricketers can put the ball-tampering scandal behind them.

Mar 30, 2018, 14:08 PM IST

Dear Australia, enough now; it was ball-tampering, not murder: The Times after Steve Smith ban

Smith`s tearful appearance in front of media helped trigger the resignation of coach Darren Lehmann and also prompted calls to rein in criticism which has verged on hysterical during an extraordinary week for Australian cricket.

Mar 30, 2018, 12:21 PM IST

Cricket Australia confirms David Warner presser to be held on Saturday

Warner suspended from international and state cricket for 12 months and banned from ever holding a leadership position in the test team.

Mar 30, 2018, 09:27 AM IST

Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland not resigning

Speaking of head coach Darren Lehmann, who announced his resignation just hours ago, Sutherland said he had a terrific work ethic and he genuinely cared for his players.

Mar 29, 2018, 22:33 PM IST

English county Somerset ditch Australia`s Cameron Bancroft as overseas player following ball-tampering incident

The 25-year-old opening batsman, who has played just eight Tests, has said he will regret the incident "for the rest of my life".

Mar 29, 2018, 19:14 PM IST

ICC to review code on player conduct following ball-tampering scandal

Richardson plans to bring together former and current players along with ICC`s cricket committee, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and match officials to discuss ways to make the spirit of the game a more integral part of the code.

Mar 29, 2018, 16:17 PM IST

Former skipper Ian Chappell doesn't see Steve Smith captaining Australia again

Chappell felt CA had to ban them for at least one year. 

Mar 28, 2018, 22:30 PM IST

Kings XI bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad wants serious action against ball tampering offenders

The former pacer is against using any object for changing the condition of ball.

Mar 28, 2018, 21:54 PM IST

Darren Lehmann apologises, wants to see trio getting second chance

An emotional Lehmann, cleared of any wrongdoing by a Cricket Australia investigation, told reporters on Wednesday that the banned players, Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, were "not bad people" and called for them to be given a second chance as he expressed concerns over their mental state.

Mar 28, 2018, 20:42 PM IST

Ball-tampering incident a reality check, says Hashim Amla

He was referring to frequent comments by Australian cricketers about the limits of acceptable behaviour and "not crossing the line".

Mar 28, 2018, 20:24 PM IST

Punishment meted out to Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft too harsh: Shane Warne

Cricket Australia banned Smith and David Warner for one-year while Cameron Bancroft was given a nine-month ban after the board completed its investigation into the ball-tampering scandal.

Mar 28, 2018, 19:46 PM IST

Watch: Air New Zealand takes a jibe at banned Australia skipper Steve Smith

In a tongue-in-cheek message, Air New Zealand invited Steve Smith to visit Christchurch for New Zealand's match against England. 

Mar 28, 2018, 17:31 PM IST

Steve Smith and Co 'incredibly stupid', claims former SA skipper Ali Bacher

Smith later admitted he hatched the plot to cheat with the unnamed "team leadership" and is now facing disciplinary action, possibly later Tuesday.

Mar 27, 2018, 21:35 PM IST

Angry Australian teammates want 'rogue' David Warner out of team hotel

According to foxsports.Au, several of Warner's furious teammates have asked Cricket Australia bosses to have the batsman removed from the team hotel, warning there could be an "incident" between Warner and angry players if he remains.

Mar 27, 2018, 20:06 PM IST

Australia slayer Fanie De Villiers strikes again, tips off cameraman to keep an eye on Cameron Bancroft

Twenty-four years ago Fanie de Villiers dismantled an Australian cricket team with a sensational spell of swing bowling. Now he has emerged as one of the key figures in exposing the current Australian side as ball tamperers.

Mar 27, 2018, 16:10 PM IST

England skipper Joe Root denies concerns of Ashes ball-tampering

Unsourced media reports in Britain have said that some England players had suspicions over whether Australia had doctored the ball during their 4-0 series victory, but Root quickly knocked that down on Monday.

Mar 26, 2018, 15:53 PM IST

Ball-tampering: Cricket Australia begins probe, hoping to share results by Wednesday

Steve Smith stood down from his post as captain and was banned for one test match by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday after admitting conspiring to tamper with the ball during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town.

Mar 26, 2018, 14:19 PM IST

Aussies say it will take a long time for the people to forger 'this cruel betrayal'

Everyone from former Test greats, to the Australian Sports Commission, and the public condemned what happened, with the story dominating front pages, television news and coffee shop chatter. Even Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he was "shocked and bitterly disappointed".

Mar 26, 2018, 12:28 PM IST