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Ball-tampering scandal

Infamy, redemption entwine for Smith and Warner

May 21, 2018: Even as a reckoning awaits CA and the Australian team on the culture front, public opinion of the banned players have already softened

Daniel Brettig

Australia news

Bancroft cleared to play by Perth clubs

May 14, 2018: Western Australia club cricket regulations state that any player suspended from playing for the state side is also barred from club cricket, but the clubs turned this around with a vote

Daniel Brettig

Australia news

'They're bloody good human beings and I love them dearly'

May 6, 2018: Former Australia coach Darren Lehmann is often in touch with Smith, Warner and Bancroft, while former captain Mark Taylor says Smith could prove to be a better captain if given a second chance

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County news

Renshaw replaces Bancroft at Somerset

Apr 12, 2018: Cameron Bancroft took an Australia Ashes berth many had imagined belonged to Matt Renshaw and now Renshaw has returned the favour at Somerset

Subhankar Bhattacharya

Ball-tampering scandal

Steven Smith and Cameron Bancroft accept ball-tampering sanctions

Apr 4, 2018: Both players will not challenge the punishments imposed by Cricket Australia - Smith banned for 12 months, and Bancroft for nine, from international and domestic cricket

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Ball-tampering scandal

Smith, Warner to push for domestic clearance

Apr 1, 2018: The former leaders and Cameron Bancroft continue to deliberate on whether or not to take up the option of formal hearings under the board's code of conduct

Daniel Brettig

Ball-tampering scandal

Mailey to Murray Mints: Seven ball-tampering confessions from the past

Mar 30, 2018: The punishment meted out to David Warner, Cameron Bancroft and Steven Smith is the most severe in cricket's history with ball tampering. Here are seven other confessions from the past

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County news

Somerset pull Bancroft deal after ball-tampering outcry

Mar 29, 2018: Andy Hurry offered sympathy for Bancroft's predicament, but Somerset have fallen into line with Cricket Australia

David Hopps

Australia in South Africa 2017-18

Smith 'a good guy caught in a bad place' - du Plessis

Mar 29, 2018: South Africa's captain has expressed sympathy for Steven Smith, but was less charitable to David Warner, whom he hoped would 'reflect and see if he can change the way he has played the game'

Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg

Ball-tampering scandal

'I've given up my spot for free' - Bancroft

Mar 29, 2018: Cameron Bancroft was speaking to reporters on his return to Perth on Thursday afternoon, following his nine-month ban from international and domestic cricket handed by Cricket Australia

Daniel Brettig

This is another wake-up call for cricket

Mar 29, 2018: The death of Phillip Hughes brought sobering realisations to the game; it is time we all look within again

Mark Nicholas

Ball-tampering scandal

Reverse swing: cricket's ball-tampering problem in plain sight

Mar 28, 2018: Everyone knows about the methods used by players to make the ball reverse, but few in power have chosen to take issue with it - until now

Jarrod Kimber

Australia in South Africa 2017-18

Sutherland: Sanctions for 'causing damage to the game', not tampering

Mar 28, 2018: Following the announcement of sanctions, Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland answered questions about Darren Lehmann's role, David Warner's future, and the Australian team culture

Daniel Brettig in Johannesburg

Ball-tampering scandal

CA says sandpaper was used to tamper, not sticky tape as Bancroft claimed

Mar 28, 2018: The board issued a detailed statement of the punishment handed out to Steven Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft for ball tampering

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Ball-tampering scandal

Smith, Warner and Bancroft to leave South Africa

Mar 27, 2018: Australia coach Darren Lehmann was found to have had no knowledge of the ball-tampering plan, and will remain in his position

Daniel Brettig

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Steven Smith banned for one Test, Bancroft given three demerit points

Mar 25, 2018: Australia captain Steven Smith will not play the fourth Test against South Africa in Johannesburg, after the ICC gave him the maximum penalty for tampering with the ball

Daniel Brettig in Cape Town

This is Australia's moment of truth

Mar 25, 2018: It's beyond ball-tampering. It's about how they want to play the game

Sambit Bal

Australia in South Africa 2017-18

The ball-tampering incident: full coverage

Mar 25, 2018: Full coverage of the ball-tampering incident and its aftermath during Australia tour of South Africa 2017-18

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South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

Australian government calls for Steven Smith to be removed as captain

Mar 25, 2018: The country's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called the ball-tampering incident in Cape Town a "shocking disappointment"

Daniel Brettig

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

Brettig: Australia's 'line' becomes their noose

Mar 24, 2018: Australia wondered why there was little sympathy for their players in the face of personal abuse from the Newlands crowd. Then Cameron Bancroft was caught ball-tampering

Daniel Brettig in Cape Town
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