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Cricket Ball Tampering – Behind the News

Cricket Ball Tampering – Behind the News


COMMENTATOR: The Australians
are really working on the ball. It’s a very sad day
for Australian cricket. MATT: The news rocked,
not just the cricketing world, but what felt like all of Australia. From you guys… I feel like we can’t really
trust the Australian team as much as we did before. It’s ruined
the integrity of the sport. ..to former players… It’s blatant cheating,
it’s disgraceful. ..even the Prime Minister. This is a shocking disappointment. And it’s all over this –
a cricket ball. In Australia’s third test match
against South Africa, Cameron Bancroft
was caught tampering with the ball. He got yellow sandpaper,
and used it to scuff one side. He was doing it
for a very deliberate reason – to create swing. See, by keeping one side of the ball
shiny and smooth, and letting the other side rough up, the ball,
when bowled in the right way, can move through the air
towards the rough side. That’s because air flows differently
over each side of the ball, making it really difficult
for batsmen to play. But on this particular occasion, the sandpaper was used
to try to create reverse swing which can be even harder to play. It occurs after the ball
gets really rough and, strangely,
it starts moving through the air the opposite way you’d expect –
towards the shiny side. That’s why reverse swing
can be a game changer. (CHEERING) COMMENTATOR 2: Caught!
That’s a very good catch. It’s not against the rules
to try to make the ball swing. You’ve probably seen players rub
one side of the ball on their pants, or rub saliva on the shiny side. All of that stuff is entirely legal
under the rules of the game. But that extra step
of damaging the ball isn’t allowed, that’s called tampering. Players have done it before
in different ways but it’s always controversial
and they’ve been punished for it. But many people are upset because it was something
they’d planned ahead of time. This issue goes beyond the technical nature of offences. It’s about the integrity
and reputation of Australian cricket
and Australian sport. Because of this,
Steve Smith and David Warner will both be banned
from the game for 12 months. Cameron Bancroft will be out
for 9 months. And Coach Darren Lehmann has decided
to step down from the job. Back in Australia, Steve Smith
made an emotional apology. I made a serious error of judgement and I now understand
the consequences. It was a failure of leadership… ..of my leadership. I’ll do everything I can
to make up for my mistake… ..and the damage it’s caused. The repercussions are huge
for the players and for Australian cricket
as a whole. But what do you think about it? I think that the Australian
cricket team made the wrong decision and that maybe we should have
given them a longer ban. And they should be fined
a lot of money. It’s kind of embarrassing,
like, if we go overseas they’ll, kind of, like,
they’ll know we’re Australians they’ll know…
They’ll, like, look down at us. Yeah, I agree too, like, ’cause I think
everyone around the world thinks that we’re cheaters
because the Australian team cheated. Our team’s really good, we don’t need to do that. And if I felt that someone did that on my team, I couldn’t trust them on the field.

Comments (100)

  1. So, other teams have done it many times if we do it once its not that big of an issue

  2. Are team is really good

    Without modest at all

  3. Not nice Australia cricket team

  4. Well an South African player did it 2 times and got a 1 match band that's it and we get a 12 month band

  5. Who cares. Happening for ages. Just let it go

  6. Australia cheating! WHAT! NO WAY!

  7. Ball tamper oona na

  8. Reverse swing can be a game changer.
    Shows clip of brand new ball swinging conventionally

  9. couldn't trust the austrailian team to begen with

  10. Well. Those 2 weren't banned for 12 months as they're both playing at the moment. Absolute joke.

  11. In past many teams did when there were no defined rules & no cameras tracking what players r doing.. Bt to do it in this age is like taking steroid & hoping u r not caught.. Second interesting point is aussies or NZ players always show amazement if they r caught in such incidences telling its not in their culture (as if its there in other countries culture), b it is mark waugh giving info on pitch condition, warne doping in 2003 WC & telling its moms fault or aussie infamous syndney test match cheating against india…
    Good that this time after getting caught red handed Smith & warner confessed.. This is sad incidence for everyone in cricket & not b politicised, bt at least from now Aussies will not pretend to b saints..

  12. this is so not fair Smith can be banned for 12 months but why captaincy also they got rid of??

  13. now those three are my least fav cricketers

  14. its just a silly matter and only one complete test series ban was enough for both these legend batsman Smith and Warner while foolish Australian cricket board punished both legend batsman for nothing act. While Sachin and Dravid did supperbly done this tampering before and instead of punishment our board BCCI hided the incident and only punished by 1 test match ban only. Duplessis did this mistake 3 times . Dinesh Chandimal did in the recent past

  15. I’d you know that I was at that match because I live in south africa

  16. This is bad for Australia

  17. I love you smith

  18. No problem because smith and werner play world cup 2019. Good luck werner and smith

  19. How many times have other countries cheated and no one does anything about it

  20. Steve smith didn't deserve to be punished for someone else mistake

  21. I'm very disapointed of steve smith of cheating 👎👎

  22. It's ok, he apologized, i love Aussie cricketers. See you in world cup 2019 🙂 peace

  23. Good actor Steve smith

  24. Making Steve Smith the Captain of Australia was a Brain fade moment for Australian Cricket.

  25. It’s a stupid sport anyways. Proof is that a piece of sand paper in a ball game gets a whole country shocked. Is Australia this squeeky clean? Never got caught for doping in the olympics or anything?

  26. why are u going to school kids how do they know

  27. What did David Warner did???
    Why he was Suspended from cricket…

  28. Solution re invent the new ball material which does not get damage that easily and eventually stop swing for good

  29. Script fake rigged 😂😂🤣🤣

  30. Everyone makes a mistake in their life.

  31. They should all be banned for life.. no excuses.. no apology accepted.. heck why not stuff an angle grinder down your pants next time to shape the ball … or bowl the ball with a bazooka…=p

  32. ITs ruiNEd tHe inTegRitY oF thE SpOrt

  33. See in baseball you can throw any pitch if u have good control. You only use substances if ur bad

  34. All Aussie players are cheaters and they won 5 world cup with tampering haha haha big cheaters hahaha

  35. Kids in the end were so embareassed

  36. Smith should have been banned for 5 years.

  37. No wonder how Australians got those 5 worldcups!!

  38. Being a true lover of this game it hurts to see them doing such things, no matter which country they were playing for

  39. Every team has been ball tampering. I've seen India, Pakistan, England, South Africa etc all been involved in ball tampering and recently too. There are smart ways of doing it too. You can just tape the sandpaper to the underside of your pants and rub the ball on that area. You won't get the same effect as how Bancroft did it here but at least you won't get caught. Trust me all teams do it.

  40. Make sure you will not repeat this thing, we still LOVE you Australia

  41. 3:12 it's like Bancroft was saying "I think that"
    😂😂😂

  42. they are bvck💪💪💪💪💪
    it's in the past now who cares

  43. I don’t know what these player playing in this World Cup 2019

  44. awww!!! I love those kids interviews, they are so cute and innocent 😇

  45. They think it's a big deal to world but its cheating and then goes crazy

  46. Replace the whole team with these kids.

  47. And yet , they themselves blamed Murali for cheating !

  48. ZAMPA did same thing in CWC19!

  49. Who are here in 2019,
    watching them play world Cup

  50. Cheating is fine as long as u don't get caught but if u get caught u have to reflect on that mistake

  51. Hardwork can't match talent, how would it when it's that of cheating? Truth wins always & everytime. Lies & cheating may bring short term sucess. Actually, players are pressurized to win not just enjoy the game. Games are all about enjoyment not just win or loss.

  52. Nothing tops Shahid Afridi taking a bite out of the ball 😂 That is and forever will be the epitome of ball tampering lmao

  53. If it was any other team beside Australia England New Zealand or south Africa those players would have been banned for life from the game let that set in

  54. Australians own up to their mistake.
    Imagine if it was indians?
    The whole india would support them even if they cheated.
    Remember ball tampering incident of sachin?

  55. Australian s will do all those nonsense to win the game

  56. Still ab de Villiers played fantastic knock

  57. Football rugby baseball dnt have this kinds problems

  58. 2:04 shahid afridi's tempering level: Legend 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  59. Anyone here after Adam Zampa’s tampering accusations

  60. Aussie in cheating shock…

    Behave yourself

  61. Ah good ol aussies. He should try underarm bowling.

  62. Who's after warner century in world cup

  63. Look at Afridi at 2:05 he was literally biting the ball XD

  64. rahul dravid had not done this he only just clean shijne the ball

  65. Ok , who else saw the thumbnail move

  66. Australians have a tradition of cheating.

  67. Lol, people in baseball do this all the time and if they get caught then they can’t play for like a week and get fined, but no one is ever really caught and if they do they are really bad at hiding it.

  68. Imagine playing cricket

  69. Very cool everyone will look down at Australians esp. seeing as this is the 1st time i'm hearing of this

  70. Is it really surprising that they got caught tampering with the ball? Aussies have been known to be complete scumbags in pretty much every sport they play. Breaking and bending rules where they can. Absolute disgraces to any sport they play.

  71. Australia; Amateurs. Pakistan; Pros

  72. Australians cheating, what a surprise

  73. ICC and BCCI are the most corrupted cricket organizations.

  74. Every team does it it's like taking a dive for a penalty in football. Those teams whose ballers that can swing the ball do it. The thing is the Aussies got caught. Sand paper, sand in pockets using sweets to create spit to shine ball.

  75. Cricket overexgerates everything
    In Football and other sports Athlets literally bite and RIP people's ears off and everyone gets over it very quickly. In Cricket someone roughshod a ball up and all hell breaks loose.. no wonder Cricket is dying. Absolutely Pathetic.

  76. We love u smith ❤️ from India

  77. And then came shahid afridi with his legendary ball tempering at 2:04🤣

  78. Afridi was trying to eat the ball wtf

  79. Ball is not a fruit afridi

  80. The cameraman deserves an OSCAR

  81. 3:36 that literally makes no sense at all

  82. I think ball tempering should be allowed in this age of batsman

  83. Even the prime minister 🤣 seriously nothing happens there?

  84. Australian are the biggest cheaters in cricket

  85. 3:24 u don't need the ozzy cricket team to cheat for us to look down at u

  86. Ish ruined the integrhity of the shport

  87. Aussies have always cheated, one way or the other. This is just one small incident!

  88. Huge respect to how the Australia public reacted to this incident. They made it clear they wont stand for cheating in sport.

  89. Crickets do dumb

  90. Longer ban. What did this kid mean literally if wasn’t for Australia they would of missed out on 3 games

  91. Same old Aussies always cheating

  92. Wonder why they don’t show the English using lollies to tamper with the ball.

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