News – Cricket: Joe Root believes the punishment for ball tampering is incredibly harsh but Cricket Australia have now set the new standard of punishment

IN THE wake of Australia’s ball tampering scandal, record-breaking New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has inadvertently been caught signing a piece of sandpaper as part of a Barmy Army prank.

Summary

  • Cricket: Joe Root believes the punishment for ball tampering is incredibly harsh but Cricket Australia have now set the new standard of punishmentIN THE wake of Australia’s ball tampering scandal, record-breaking New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has inadvertently been caught signing a piece of sandpaper as part of a Barmy Army prank.
  • England’s larrikin cricket fans have posted a video of their gag on Twitter which shows a fan handing Taylor a piece of paper.
  • He had just handed back a cricket ball when he unwittingly received sandpaper.
  • The Barmy Army were cashing in on the ball tampering scandal which has rocked Australia cricket.
  • LEHMANN: The moment that forced him outSkipper Steve Smith and his vice-captain David Warner were banned for a year and fledgling batsman Cameron Bancroft was outed for nine months for their roles in the plot to use sandpaper to alter the ball during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town.


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