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'Business as usual once heat gets turned up' – Gilchrist on Australia after ball-tampering

'Business as usual once heat gets turned up' – Gilchrist on Australia after ball-tampering

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England v Australia 1st ODIVenue: Oval Date: Wednesday, 13 June Time: 13:00 BSTCoverage: Live Test Match Special radio and text commentary on every match on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra & BBC Sport website, plus desktop, tablets, mobiles and app.Australia face some "large hurdles" in getting over the ball-tampering scandal which "shocked and hurt" a nation but "it will be business as usual once the heat gets turned up", says Adam Gilchrist.The Baggy Greens return to international action for the first time since the controversy against South Africa in March when they start a five-match one-day series against England at The Oval on Wednesday, looking to rebuild their battered reputation.Captain Steve Smith a...
Australia will reduce sledging – new captain Paine

Australia will reduce sledging – new captain Paine

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New Australia captain Tim Paine says the team will reduce their levels of sledging under his leadership.Paine replaced Steve Smith as Australia skipper after Smith was banned for his part in the ball-tampering scandal.Australia have also been criticised for an aggressive on-field approach and Cricket Australia launched a review into the team's culture."I think what's said and how it's said will be very different going forward," wicketkeeper Paine, 33, said."A lot of this stuff we were actually starting to speak about under Steve [Smith's captaincy]."How do you tamper with a cricket ball?Ball-tampering & why it is so serious for AustraliaSmith and vice-captain David Warner were given year-long bans by Cricket Australia and batsman Cameron Bancroft a nine-month suspension after admitting...
Vaughan suspects Australia of ball-tampering during Ashes

Vaughan suspects Australia of ball-tampering during Ashes

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Media playback is not supported on this device Ex-England captain Michael Vaughan is "pretty sure" Australia were ball-tampering during their 4-0 winter Ashes series victory.Australia opening batsman Cameron Bancroft admitted the offence during this week's Test loss to South Africa.Captain Steve Smith, who knew about the plan in advance, has been banned for one Test and stood down as skipper of his Indian Premier League team.However, he insisted it was "the first time this has happened".Television footage on the third day of Australia's third Test against South Africa in Cape Town showed Bancroft take what he said was yellow tape out of his trouser pocket before rubbing the ball.After the day's play, Smith admitted the team's "leadership...
Hamelin Bay: Nearly 150 beached whales die in Australia

Hamelin Bay: Nearly 150 beached whales die in Australia

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceOnly six whales have survived a mass stranding of pilot whales on the coast of Western Australia.About 150 of the animals were found beached at Hamelin Bay, about 300km (180 miles) south of Perth.Their discovery by a local fisherman on Friday prompted a major rescue effort to return them to deeper waters. However, by nightfall, more than 140 of the whales had died, with deteriorating weather conditions and the threat of frenzied sharks impeding efforts.More than 100 volunteers, wildlife personnel and others came to the aid of the beached pilot whales, a species known to strand en masse."I've never seen anything like it, seen so many whales beached like this," one tourist told the Associated Press news agency."Unfortunately, most of the whales be...
Australia captain Smith fined and banned for his role in ball-tampering

Australia captain Smith fined and banned for his role in ball-tampering

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Australia captain Steve Smith has been banned for one match and fined his entire match fee by cricket's world governing body for his part in a ball-tampering incident in South Africa.Smith said the team's "leadership group" had a plan, carried out by Cameron Bancroft, to tamper with the ball to "get an advantage".Smith, 28, will now miss the fourth and final Test of the series.Bancroft, 25, was fined 75% of his match fee and got three demerit points.Smith admitted a charge of conduct "of a serious nature that is contrary to the spirit of the game", said a statement from the International Cricket Council (ICC)."As captain, Steve Smith must take full responsibility for the actions of his players and it is appropriate that he be suspended," said ICC chief executive David Richardson.Hours lat...