Bancroft, Smith admit to employing ball-tampering tactics
Mar 24 2018 by Michele Stevens
Australia'sCameron Bancroft admitted that he has charged by umpires of altering the conditions of the ball using illegal means during Day 3 of the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town. Before umpires, South African captain Faf du Plessis too saw that on television in the dressing room and gestured his teammates that Bancroft is using some objectionable object to alter the condition of the ball.
There were boos from a capacity crowd at Newlands when the incident was shown on the big screen at the ground.
In a hugely embarrassing moment for Australian cricket, Smith said he was "not proud at all" but insisted he would not resign the captaincy.
Bancroft then produced - from a pocket rather than where the device had been buried - what looked like a piece of cloth used to clean sunglasses or as a handkerchief. "If you're caught doing the wrong thing, you've got to pay the penalty", Border said, sitting alongside Smith.
The former South Africa captain Graeme Smith said he was surprised the umpires had not changed the ball.
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