In the ongoing Test series between South Africa and Australia, there has been too many dramas and controversies. Just when we thought we have seen it all, the biggest controversy was yet to be happened.
On the third day of the third Test, Australia’s opening batsman Cameron Bancroft was caught ball-tampering and he was rubbing the ball with a small, square yellow object which he kept in his trousers.
Right after the umpires started suspecting, Bancroft started to adjust his pants. Then the umpires had a long conversation with Bancroft and the skipper of Australia Steve Smith but both the players denied to confess about the ball tampering. In the video footage, it was also noticed that the coach of Australia Darren Lehman and some other players were also involved.
After the end of day three, the captain of Australia finally admitted in the press conference that Bancroft was ball tampering while Bancroft admitted that the leadership group knew about it.
Smith said: “We spoke about it and thought it was a possible way of getting an advantage. It is a deeply regrettable action.”
Bancroft said: “The leadership group knew about it. I am not proud of what’s happened. it’s not within the spirit of the game. Leadership group in question, and rightly so.”