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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...
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...
Qantas 'very disappointed' by Australian cricket ball-tampering

Qantas 'very disappointed' by Australian cricket ball-tampering

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The boss of a major sponsor of the Australian cricket team has told the BBC he is "is very disappointed" by the ball-tampering controversy.Alan Joyce, the head of Australian airline Qantas, said he wanted the authorities to urgently complete the inquiry and take "appropriate action".Qantas said it was "in discussions" with Cricket Australia.Australian captain Steve Smith has said he knew of plot to tamper with the ball in a match against South Africa.He has been banned for one match and fined his entire match fee by cricket's world governing body for his part in the incident.Smith said the team's "leadership group" had a plan, carried out by Cameron Bancroft, to tamper with the ball to "get an advantage".Growing pressureMr Joyce told the BBC's Today programme said: "We are very disappointe...
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...