News – AUSTRALIAN fast bowler Pat Cummins said he felt “sick” when he saw footage of teammate Cameron Bancroft illegally tampering with the ball in the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town.

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  • AUSTRALIAN fast bowler Pat Cummins said he felt “sick” when he saw footage of teammate Cameron Bancroft illegally tampering with the ball in the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town.
  • Australia’s tour was thrown into chaos when cameras captured Bancroft using sandpaper to rough up one side of the ball on day three and Cummins could barely believe what he was seeing when the vision was played.
  • Then-captain Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft fronted the media after the day’s play to apologise but cricket commentators the world over reflected on that decision as revealing the naivety of those involved.
  • Cummins said it was only when he woke up the morning after Bancroft was caught that the enormity of what had happened sunk in.
  • “You know it’s big news but don’t really know the magnitude,” Cummins said.


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