Ball-Tampering Scandal: Smith & Warner faces probable life-ban: As you all may know that Australian captain Steve Smith and Vice-captain David Warner stepped down from their roles on Sunday after they were banned for one game. Reports are coming that, a ball-tampering scandal that has outraged the cricketing world and threatens a far more damaging fallout for one of the games is now making everything worse. Overall, now the controversy is taking another step when the other people are accusing ICC of the normal behavior for this broken law.
Reports are coming that former cricketers criticised ICC’s one-match ban on Smith and said that it is being too mild. Also, these both cricketers are facing the extreme outrage at home. Also, the sources are saying that these both could get “exemplary punishment” and this could be bad for sure. Also, the reports are saying that the ICC also fined batsman Cameron Bancroft, the man tasked with doing the tampering, 75% of his match fee and three disciplinary demerit points.
Also, the scandal brought back memories of Smith’s “brain fade” episode during Australia’s tour of India last year. Even the reports are saying that the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is shocked and he said, “How can our team be engaged in cheating like this? It beggars belief.” Also, the reports are coming that, Australia batsman Cameron Bancroft, was the man tasked with doing the tampering on the field, 75% of his match fee and three disciplinary demerit points.
Smith had confessed to cheating by tampering with the ball with a piece of yellow adhesive tape and some dirt during play on Saturday. On the conference while confessing Steve Smith said, “We’ll move past this,” on Saturday. “It’s a big error in judgment but we’ll learn from it and move past it.” Also, the Turnbull said: “Our cricketers are role models and cricket is synonymous with fair play.” The Australian prime minister said he expected cricket bosses to take “decisive action soon”.