On the day the cricketing superpower Australia has been ridiculed by the world – former Aussie captain Michael Clarke declared he could consider emerging in international cricket breaking the retirement to save his country.
“If I’m asked by the right person, I’ll seriously consider that,” once the diplomatic captain Clarke said.
The Australian Cricket Association (ACA) termed the ‘voluntary ball tampering’ sage as the ‘committing the serious judgement of errors’.
An ACA spokesman said, “It is right for match officials and Cricket Australia to investigate the full extent of what has transpired. Cricket is a sport synonymous with the highest standards of behaviour. Standards which must be observed at all times. And standards upheld and nurtured by generations of players.”
Following the confession, skipper Steven Smith and vice – captain David Warner stood down from their respective positions. Wicket keeper Tim Paine has been given the responsibility for the ongoing match.
In the just given media release by International Cricket Council, captain Steve Smith has been handed a one-Test suspension and fined 100 percent of his match fee by the ICC while Cameron Bancroft handed three demerit points.