Australian cricketer Cameron Bancroft charged with ball tampering as Steve Smith admits he helped hatch the plan
Australian cricketers confessed to ball tampering in a desperate plot hatched by captain Steve Smith and senior players as they saw the third test against South Africa slipping away on Saturday.
Batsman Cameron Bancroft was tasked with carrying out the tampering by using yellow sticky tape to pick up “granules” beside the pitch and rub it on the ball to rough it up in an attempt to get it to reverse swing on day three at Newlands.
But Bancroft was caught doing it on the field by television cameras, and then attempted to hide the evidence by shoving the tape down his trousers before he was questioned by umpires.
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