Daily Mail UK – Ricky Ponting says he couldn’t bring himself to watch the press conferences of the three Australian players implicated in the South Africa ball tampering scandal.

Summary

  • Ricky Ponting says he couldn’t bring himself to watch the press conferences of the three Australian players implicated in the South Africa ball tampering scandal.
  • Like everyone connected with Australian cricket, Ponting was stunned by the incident in Cape Town which led to Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft being suspended.
  • “If you’d have asked me (then) what the culture of the Australian cricket team was I would have told you it was outstanding,” Ponting said.
  • “Maybe over the last few years there have been enough little things around Australian cricket and they have turned into things that are catastrophic which is what happened in South Africa.”
  • I was being stopped in the street and being asked on a daily basis by 70-year-old women ‘what’s going on with the Australian cricket team?


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