Sandpapering over the cracks: Oz bowlers ‘knew of shenanigans’

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Sandpapering over the cracks: Oz bowlers ‘knew of shenanigans’

Australia board says it's open to new information on ball-tampering scandal

Sudipto Ganguly

Cricket Australia has said it was open to hearing any new information regarding the 2018 Cape Town scandal in the wake of batsman Cameron Bancroft’s comments suggesting that the team’s bowlers were aware of the ball-tampering tactics.

After an investigation former Test opener Bancroft was banned for nine months for his role in the incident, while then-captain Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner were stripped of their leadership positions and handed year-long suspensions.

The CA review at that time cleared the rest of the team and the support staff from any wrongdoing or knowledge of the damaging incident, but Bancroft’s interview to The Guardian on Friday has reopened old wounds...

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