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Cricket Australia To Reinvestigate Ball-Tampering Scandal If New Reports Emerge

Cricket Australia To Reinvestigate Ball-Tampering Scandal If New Reports Emerge
Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley. (Photo Credit: Cricket Australia)

Cricket Australia has hinted that they will reinvestigate the ball-tampering scandal after Cameron Bancroft said that the Australian bowlers were aware of the ball being tampered. He recently spoke to the Guardian where he looked back onto the whoe episode and kept some new facts which has forced Cricket Australia to think about a reinvestigation.

Steve Smith, Cameron Bancroft and David Warner were suspended by Cricket Australia for the ball-tampering incident. Smith was the captain and in the know of the illegal act, while Warner was the one who had instructed Bancroft to carry out the act. The trio bore the brunt of the cricket fraternity’s ire, as they were slammed for ‘cheating’ on Day 3 of the Cape Town Test against South Africa.

Cameron Bancroft Gives New Twist To Ball-Tampering Scandal

While it was Bancroft who rubbed the ball against a sandpaper, Australia cricket till now knew that the bowlers were unaware about the whole incident. Now Bancroft’s new admission has reopened the case again.

Cameron Bancroft (Credit: Getty Images)

Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Marsh were the Australian bowlers in that game. Meanwhile, during the interview, Bancroft was asked if the bowlers knew about the ball-tampering scandal.

Bancroft answered in the affirmative which has brought a new twist to the entire story. He is currently busy playing in a county championship in Durham.

“Yeah, look, all I wanted to do was to be responsible and accountable for my own actions and part. Yeah, obviously what I did benefits bowlers and the awareness around that, probably, is self-explanatory. I guess one thing I learnt through the journey and being responsible is that’s where the buck stops [with Bancroft himself]. Had I had better awareness I would have made a much better decision. When inquired further, he reiterated: Uh… yeah, look, I think, yeah, I think it’s pretty probably self-explanatory” Bancroft said.

Following the revelation by Bancroft on the ball-tampering scandal, a Cricket Australia spokesperson told Fox Cricket on Saturday night that they will investigate further if there is new information.

“CA has maintained all along that if anyone is in possession of new information in regards to the Cape Town Test of 2018 they should come forward and present it. The investigation conducted at the time was detailed and comprehensive. Since then, no one has presented new information to CA that casts doubt on the investigation’s findings.”

Speaking further on the incident, Bancroft said that he was disappointed about his actions, but has learnt from his mistakes.

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