How ball-tampering saga has unfolded — TIMELINE


Cricket Australia banned Steven Smith and David Warner for one year while Camerom Bancroft was suspended for nine months after all three admitted to ball-tampering in the third Test.

"Organisational culture comes from its leadership and it comes from the top". Former prime minister Kevin Rudd, now president of the Asia Society Policy Institute., told ABC News from Hong Kong that the scandal was harming Australia's global reputation outside cricket circles.

The naming rights sponsorship of the men's national cricket team's domestic series, estimated by the Australian Financial Review to be worth $20 million, only started ahead of last summer's Ashes Test series and was supposed to run until 2020.

"The proposed penalties are disproportionate relative to precedent", Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) president Greg Dyer told a news conference in Sydney on Tuesday.

"I know there are unanswered questions and lots of them".

Vaughan claims the world has no sympathy for Warner as he has few "friends" in the game, stating: "It's not been surprising to me that the whole world have piled in because, particularly David Warner, he has said quite a few things to a number of teams and a number of individuals".

"It's time for him to step up and own responsibility for what is going on". "If the sanctions were to prevent that then I think that would be a bad outcome".

In a statement, Sanitarium advised "Weet-Bix ambassadors represent our brand values of trust and integrity ... based on the ball tampering incident and the findings of Cricket Australia's investigation, we are unable to continue our relationship with Steve Smith". This is how it played out.

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"In the next 24 hours we will be in a position to announce sanctions", Sutherland said.

"It wasn't "disappointment" it should have been "outrage", it should have been "betrayal", it should have been "appalled", it should have been "affronted", it should have been so much stronger", Coward said.

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Bancroft was cast as the junior player led astray by Warner, while Smith appears to be well on his way to redemption after breaking down in tears after his arrival news conference. Also, he added that "I have only ever wanted to bring glory to my country through playing cricket". She has been in charge of the WACA since 2011.

It has been revealed that Warner's team are asking for the transcripts of these interviews, and that the former Aussie master blaster is the most likely to appeal the bans out of the trio. "You're the one that got the sandpaper out of the bag and used it". A prospective hearing is pencilled for April 11.

The Ethics Centre head Simon Longstaff, who has conducted a number of reviews into Australian sporting organisations, said it was often a case of "essentially good people making bad decisions with sometimes calamitous effects - tragically so as we've seen in this case".

"They're very self-righteous, and have been for a while".