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Australia to stop sledging

Australia’s former captain Mark Taylor said Cricket Australia was considering the probability to ban sledging following the ball tampering scandal that jerked Aussie cricket culture.

Australia to stop sledging

Taylor, the board member of CA, in his talk to Channel Nine said, “Absolutely. You are not going to stop people talking out on the field. Talking is one thing,” he added.

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“Abusing, sledging… bullying, verbalizing whatever you want to call it is another thing. It’s gone too far,” he said.

“That may or may not happen in a board meeting in three weeks’ time that’s not to be aired on national television,” he said further.

The ongoing Test series between South Africa and Australia has been marred by verbal and physical marring among performing cricketers and fans on and off the field, ended in planned ‘ball tampering’ saga of Aussie captain Smith and Warner.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has also called for an end to sledging, saying Tuesday that the “strongest action” needed to be taken as the verbal abuse had gotten “right out of control”.

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