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Australian ball-tampering: Steve Smith and David Warner banned for 12 months - BBC Sport

Captain Steve Smith and vice-skipper David Warner are banned for a year by Cricket Australia over their recent ball-tampering.

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Michael Clarke
"The truth, The full story, Accountability and Leadership- until the public get this Australian cricket is in deep shit!" 26 hrs ago

Australia ball-tampering: 'Nonsense' only three players knew - Andrew Flintoff - BBC Sport

It is "absolute nonsense" that only three Australia players knew about the ball-tampering scandal, says ex-England captain Andrew Flintoff.

Cameron Bancroft
"Today I lodged the paperwork with Cricket Australia and will be accepting the sanction handed down. I would love to put thi…"

Smith, Warner banned for 12 months by Cricket Australia - ESPNcricinfo

Cameron Bancroft, the player to actually tamper with the ball during the Cape Town Test, has been banned for nine months, as the fall-out of the scandal rumbles on

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Michael Vaughan
"Teams I played in , Australia , England , SA & a few more ... We all should take a leaf out of the Way NZ play their cr…" 58 hrs ago

Astonishing Admission of Cheating Rocks Australian Cricket - The New York Times

Senior players schemed to tamper with the ball during a series in South Africa, a revelation that has stunned a sport that prides itself on fair play.

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Jem S. Thompson
"If you’re this upset about Australia cheating at cricket, wait till you find out how they treated their indigenous people!" 34 hrs ago

Ball-tampering: Cricket Australia propose new player code - BBC Sport

A new player-driven code of conduct is being proposed by Cricket Australia after the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.

ESPN Cricinfo
"BREAKING: David Warner and Steven Smith banned for one year by Cricket Australia. Cameron Bancroft banned for nine months…" 56 hrs ago

Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland admits players cheated - BBC Sport

Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland answers questions from the media following bans for three players over ball-tampering.

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John Wren
"BREAKING: Rupert Murdoch's Foxtel has won the rights to broadcast Australian cricket next year. A spokesman said “Austral…" 58 hrs ago

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull: Cricket Australia must take 'decisive' action on cheating - BBC Sport

Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says Cricket Australia have to act 'decisively and emphatically' over 'disgraceful cheating'.

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James Sutherland
"My statement on the ball tampering scandal: "I'm not James Sutherland the Australian cricket administrator. Stop @'ing…" 58 hrs ago

Australia ball-tampering: Steve Smith, David Warner & Cameron Bancroft sent home from SA - BBC Sport

Cricket Australia sends captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner and batsman Cameron Bancroft home from South Africa.

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Cricket Australia
"CONFIRMED: Cricket Australia has suspended Steve Smith and David Warner for 12 months following the ball tampering investig…" 59 hrs ago

Australia’s real leadership failures are in politics, not cricket

Where’s the national outrage over a terrified boy being abandoned to violent despair by our political leaders?

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The Game Collection
"We figured we'd damage this copy in the hope that nobody would notice... HA. NICE ONE, AUSTRALIA. RT & FOLLOW US to wi…" 56 hrs ago

David Warner and Steve Smith are handed 12-month bans by Cricket Australia

David Warner and Steve Smith have been handed year-long bans by Cricket Australia for cheating against South Africa.

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Wayne Swan
"Plutocrats win and grassroot cricket supporters lose - Cricket Australia snubs the law and flogs off Twenty20 & One Day cricket to pay tv." 16 hrs ago

Murray-Darling Basin: Cricket match on nation's driest pitch highlights worsening drought - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Residents of the lower Darling rally together for a community cricket match to take their minds off the worsening drought and raise awareness of the state of the riverbed.

Geoff Lemon
"Breaking news from @jimmaxcricket: Steve Smith and David Warner have been given 12-month bans by Cricket Australia. Sm…" 58 hrs ago

ANI: "#WATCH LIVE: James Sutherland, CEO of Cricket Australia, addresses media in Johannesburg"

ANI (@ANI_news). Asian News International.Multi-media news agency,content for information platforms:TV,Internet,broadband,newspapers,mobiles

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Michael Vaughan
"Me thinks the Hole has just got a little deeper & bigger for Cricket Australia ....." 56 hrs ago

Smith and Warner banned for a year by Cricket Australia for ball tampering

Steve Smith and David Warner have been banned for 12 months over the Australia ball-tampering scandal while Cameron Bancroft has been suspended for nine months

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Shane Watson
"So exciting to hear about the new cricket media rights deal in Australia. There is no doubt that @7Sport and @FOXSports…" 60 hrs ago

Australia ball-tampering: Michael Vaughan 'pretty sure' it took place during winter Ashes - BBC Sport

Ex-England captain Michael Vaughan is "pretty sure" Australia were ball-tampering during their winter Ashes series victory.

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"Why is the Australian cricket team still in South Africa right now?? Why?? Why is this stupid @ICC allowing cheating to b…" 59 hrs ago

Cricket cheating: Australia scandal a national disgrace - CNN

The ball-tampering scandal surrounding Australia's cricket team is a shocking fall from grace.

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Saj Sadiq
"Fixtures for T20I tri-series in Zimbabwe: July 1: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan July 2: Pakistan vs Australia July 3: Australia…" 39 hrs ago

Australian Cricket Has Its Own Deflategate, and a Nation Reels - The New York Times

Steve Smith, one of the country’s most revered sportsmen, admits his role in a ball-tampering scheme, prompting national discussion and soul-searching.

Broken Cricket
"BCCI dropped both David Warner and Steve Smith from 2018 IPL after Cricket Australia imposed one year ban..." 15 hrs ago

Who will be the next Australian cricket coach — Justin Langer, Jason Gillespie or Ricky Ponting? - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

As Cricket Australia begins the search for the man to lead the national team out of the wreckage of the ball-tampering scandal, who are the likely candidates to replace Darren Lehmann?

Parineeti Chopra
"Cricket fans can you guess where I am? Hint: It’s the mecca of Australian cricket! @Melbourne_in @Australia #visitmelb…" 15 hrs ago

James Sutherland's message to Australian cricket fans who can't afford pay TV – video

In Sydney, James Sutherland responds to a question from a journalist after announcing Cricket Australia has signed off on a landmark $1.182bn, six-year broadcast rights deal with Fox Sports and the Seven Network

Telegraph Sport
"Exclusive: Darren Lehmann to announce resignation as Australia coach and board considers 12-month bans for Steve Smith…" 16 hrs ago

Will Cricket Australia's big payday come back to bite it?

Cricket Australia has masterminded a $1.182 billion dollar TV broadcast deal over six years with Seven West Media and pay-TV provider, Foxtel.

Sky Sports News
"BREAKING: David Warner banned for 12 months by Cricket Australia and Cameron Bancroft banned for nine months. #SSN https…" 58 hrs ago

Sport-loving Australia will struggle to digest ball-tampering shame

This week in South Africa, a much admired Australian fell and with him, a lot of Australia thought they had fallen too.

"BREAKING: James Sutherland, Cricket Australia CEO, will address the media in Johannesburg at 7pm local time (5pm GMT). Stay tuned.…" 39 hrs ago

Steve Smith accepts Cricket Australia ban for ball tampering

Former Test captain Steve Smith will not appeal the sanctions meted out to him for his role in the ball tampering scandal

Dennis Does Cricket
"EXCLUSIVE: How Channel 10 lost the cricket. An exclusive look from inside the deal. Cricket Australia's ethics can…" 37 hrs ago

David Warner 'fully accepts' Cricket Australia sanctions over ball tampering

David Warner has followed the example of Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft and will not appeal his 12-month ban

"Smith and Warner dropped from IPL. BCCI takes decision after Cricket Australia bans the players for one year" 58 hrs ago

Cricket Australia set to wield axe over ball-tampering scandal – live!

James Sutherland has arrived in South Africa with an official announcement due. Get all the latest with Tom Davies

Harsha Bhogle
"While Cricket Australia do a complete introspection into their cricket, they will do well to study why Australia got no s…" 32 hrs ago

Cricket Australia's James Sutherland should be held to account

One could argue that what we've seen in the ball tampering incident is not a one-off, but rather a culmination of decades of Australian cricket culture.

Piers Morgan
"No defence for what the offending Australian cricketers did, but their punishment seems disproportionate given how widespr…" 59 hrs ago

What are you really angry about, Australia?

And as a guy who once turned up to some Introduction to Psychology lectures I recognise a guilty hivemind in a fit of collective self-loathing when I see one.

Cricket Australia
"JUST IN: Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland will address media in Johannesburg at 7pm (4am AEDT)" 38 hrs ago

Cricket Australia slams Ten Network as 'bottom feeders'

When CBS Studios International president Armando Nuñez flew into Australia for the Grand Prix last month, he wasn’t expecting this email from Cricket Australia.

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