Martin Crowe said in 2006 the New Zealand team ball tampered against Pakistan in 1990, without sanction, as they believed the home side were doing it too.
What is ball tampering? It is when a team who’s bowling try to alter the shape or condition of a cricket ball to gain an unfair advantage. To make the ball swing, one side has to be kept rough, whilst another remains smooth. You’re allowed to “smoothen” a ball with sweat or saliva, as well as shining it up with clothing or a towel.
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New Zealand tour of Pakistan 1990 brought Chris Pringle to the limelight after he was involved in a tampering scandal. He used a concealed bottle cap to rough one side of the ball and was suspected in Faislabad. Later, he accepted the crime along with his involvement after both New Zealanders got retired from cricket.
Waqar had avoided punishment after Reid had warned him for ball tampering during a test match against Sri Lanka earlier in the tournament. Waqar and team officials successfully argued on that ...
Broadcaster Gerard Whateley lamented two captains have now lost their post in "disgrace", after Paine's predecessor Steve Smith was banned because of the ball-tampering scandal in 2018.
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Afridi's act is probably the most brazen. Some players use an aid like dirt or a bottle cap to tamper with the ball, Afridi just used his teeth. The all-rounder was captain of the side during the...
As ball tampering is a form of cheating and is often difficult to prove, accusations have frequently been controversial. Chris Pringle, 1990. During a tour of Pakistan, New Zealand bowler Chris Pringle used a concealed bottle cap to rough up one side of a ball during a 1990 series in Faisalabad.
I’m happy to support New Zealand, Pakistan and the West Indies, but England is one of the teams I can’t support. It’s the perfect time for Australia to get some of us back. Former Australian cricket captain Steve Smith will address the media at Sydney Airport after returning from a fraudulent scandal in South Africa in 2018.