The captain of the Australian cricket team, Steve Smith, 28, considered one of the best Australian hitters in history, and his partner Cameron Bancroft acknowledged having deliberately altered the state of the ball during the friendly match against South Africa last Saturday.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) suspended the captain of the national team, Steve Smith, the next final match of the “test match” against South Africa after exploding on Sunday the scandal of the alternation of a ball during a match against the African country.
The ICC also imposed a fine on Smith of 100 percent of his party fees that ended on Sunday with the victory of the South Africans, while another of those involved, Cameron Bancroft, was sanctioned with 75 percent.
Smith, 28, considered one of Australia’s best hitters in history, and teammate Cameron Bancroft acknowledged deliberately trying to alter the state of the ball during Saturday’s friendly match against South Africa.
Bancroft, 25, admitted using a tape to cause the particles of dirt that came in contact with the ball to adhere, to influence his trajectory, while Smith admitted to having devised the plan hours before the game.
The television images showed Bancroft taking a yellow appointment from his pocket with which he rubbed the ball. The actions motivated the protests of the public.
After the scandal, the captaincy of Smith hangs on a thread. Instead, Tim Paine will act as captain for the rest of the “Test.”
The Australian Cricket Federation investigates the incident urgently.
The next “test match” is played between March 30 and April 3 in Johannesburg.its Australian cricket