Sport 24 – London – Australia captain Tim Paine says his players will shake hands with their England rivals before Wednesday’s clash at The Oval as the tourists aim to heal the wounds of their recent ball-tampering scandal.

Summary

  • London – Australia captain Tim Paine says his players will shake hands with their England rivals before Wednesday’s clash at The Oval as the tourists aim to heal the wounds of their recent ball-tampering scandal.
  • Ahead of Australia’s one-day international meeting with England – their first competitive match since the scandal – Paine asked Eoin Morgan if the teams could have a pre-match handshake on the field.
  • Australia skipper Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner were banned for a year over the ball-tampering incident in the third Test against South Africa, paving the way for Paine to take over the captaincy.
  • Morgan confirmed England will agree to Australia’s request, with the hosts ready to help advance a positive view of the game after such a torrid period.
  • New Australia coach Justin Langer has vowed his team will respect the line between banter and abuse in the series against England.


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