Brief Report (UK) – Surrey’s head coach, Michael Di Venuto, has furiously defended the three Australian players who were banned for ball tampering last month, saying they were “treated as criminals” in the fallout from the scandal.

Summary

  • Surrey’s head coach, Michael Di Venuto, has furiously defended the three Australian players who were banned for ball tampering last month, saying they were “treated as criminals” in the fallout from the scandal.
  • Di Venuto, a former one-day international batsman who was Australia’s batting coach for three years until 2016, also launched a strident defence of the changing-room culture in the Australia team.
  • The 44-year-old also urged that the investigation into culture and conduct begins “at the top” with Cricket Australia management rather than the players, defending the environment fostered…


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