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New Aussie cricket coach Justin Langer admits he would have ball-tampered under orders

Stuff – New Aussie cricket coach Justin Langer admits he would have ball-tampered under orders

Last updated 09:42, May 11 2018

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New coach Justin Langer is keen to bring some old-fashioned standards to the Australian cricket team.

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  • New Aussie cricket coach Justin Langer admits he would have ball-tampered under orders Last updated 09:42, May 11 2018 GETTY IMAGES New coach Justin Langer is keen to bring some old-fashioned standards to the Australian cricket team.
  • Australia’s new coach Justin Langer has admitted he would have ball-tampered if he’d been ordered to as a young player.
  • Langer was speaking to Channel Nine in the wake of his appointment as national coach in the fallout to the cheating scandal that has seen skipper Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, the team’s youngest and least experienced player, banned.
  • READ MORE: * Lehmann lands new job * New captain hits the phones * Kane: I’m not David Warner * NT keen to lure banned players * Lyon braces for ball-tampering jibesHe related the situation to his own times in the baggy green cap and said the scenario would never have happened because of the tough stance of those in control of the team.
  • “When I first became an Australian cricketer, if Allan Border had asked me to tamper with the ball I would have, because I would be too scared not too,” Langer told Channel Nine.


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