Cricket Today: Australia’s day of shame extended


Welcome to Cricket Today your window into the world of Australia’s great shame and a few other things that may have happened in cricket in the last 24 hours. 

What’s on the site

John Nicholson is back with another of his highly anticipated pieces for us over here at Cricket365, this time he has to admit his dad was right about Australians.

There was a a scrum at the airport as Steve Smith scrambled to get back to Australia after learning he would be banned for a year for his role in the ball tampering scandal.

Cricket Australia cleared coach Darren Lehmann of wrongdoing but handed year long bans to David Warner, Smith and Cameron Bancroft.

Smith and Warner will also miss out on their IPL deals.

We look ahead to the Proteas opportunity to make history at the Wanderers.

What’s in the news

Lehmann issued a public apology after CA cleared him of wrongdoing in the ball tampering fuss.

Worcestershire have signed Martin Guptill and Callum Ferguson for the 2018 Blast.

At the Cobras awards Pieter Malan was the big winner.

Former England skipper David Lloyd doesn’t think the bans for the trio of Aussies involved in ball tampering are too severe.

What’s on social media

Plenty of opinions floating around about #Sandpapergate here are a few…

OK we could go on all day here but we have to stop somewhere.