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

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

A little bit over a year since the bans for the Cape Town ball-tampering incident ended, cricket is thinking about ways to legitimately use artificial substances to shine the ball, in response to concerns that in the post-Covid-19 world, saliva might not be the safest way to go. Here's a look at seven instances - before the Newlands saga - when cricketers confessed to ball tampering, often by methods more vicious than the use of sandpaper.