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.
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…
This “leadership group” of Smith and Warner” seems pretty small to me…🤔 in my experience of playing bowlers know/always want to know what’s going on with the ball when they’re trying to get it reverse/conventional swinging… #SandpaperGate #SAvAUS
— James Taylor (@jamestaylor20) March 27, 2018
I can’t believe for one minute that only three players knew what was going on…bowlers, coach and bowling coach weren’t involved in discussions of how to get the ball moving…whether it be by cheating or not! 🧐🤨 #sandpapergate
— Matt Prior (@MattPrior13) March 27, 2018
So, three batsmen hatched a plan to tamper with the ball to HELP the bowlers. And bowlers didn’t know about it. I need time to process this. #SandpaperGate
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 27, 2018
In hindsight, this doesn't look too clever…
— The Cricketer (@TheCricketerMag) March 27, 2018
— Innocent Bystander (@InnoBystander) March 27, 2018
— GoanPatiala (@TheGoanPatiala) March 28, 2018
OK we could go on all day here but we have to stop somewhere.
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