Nasser Hussain slams Australian 'double standards' over ball scandal

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James Sutherland is to meet up with CA's head of integrity Iain Roy to discuss Cameron Bancroft's attempt to manipulate the ball with sticky tape during the third Test against South Africa. Remember, there are demands Lehmann's sacking and punishment for Smith and Warner, with a possible 12-month ban and removal from their respective roles of captain and vice-captain of the side.

The Australian cricket teams ball-tampering scandal has turned all eyes on them and flood of the outrages of the people on the team for cheating during the Test against South Africa.

What is Ball tampering in cricket?

David Warner has stood down as team vice captain.

An Australian player was caught on camera pulling tape from his pocket and rubbing it on the ball, a move considered illegal within the sport.

Warner then rubbed salt into his teammates' wounds by reportedly swilling champagne with friends at the Aussie team's Cape Town hotel following the global outrage.

Steve Smith is facing heat from his own Australian team-mates.

The Australian reported that from that point South Africa's SuperSport network had been tracking the ball during its path from wicketkeeper Tim Paine to the bowler that eventually managed to capture Cameron Bancroft's disgraceful act in Cape Town.

"The players are saying that the management weren't involved, which I hope is true".

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Lehmann took over from South African Mickey Arthur in 2013 in wave of national team appointments that removed foreign coaches in favour of home-grown alternatives in cricket, soccer and rugby union.

On Sunday morning, Australian captain Steven Smith and batsman Cameron Bancroft admitted to cheating by orchestrating a ball tampering plot using a piece of sticky tape that Bancroft tried to hide when caught on the big screen in the stadium. "In the last 48 hours the silence from David Warner has been deafening". You wouldn't have picked it up from normal television coverage.

However, Buchanan also said it is extremely hard to lead a side and Smith will get a chance to redeem his value for the side after the controversial act.

The Telegraph in the United Kingdom is reporting Lehmann is preparing to stand down effective immediately.

It's claimed one of the fast bowling duo is seeking contact with the Australian Cricketers Association to force Cricket Australia to clear them of any involvement.

Peter FitzSimons, author and commentator, writing Sunday in an opinion piece in the Sydney Morning Herald, said what happened in South Africa was a "horror".

What's in store for Smith, Lehmann, Warner and the "leadership group"?

Occasional Australian all-rounder Moises Henriques has another take on matters.

Bancroft later confessed to trying to use the tape and dirt granules to rough up the ball in an effort to change its flight. Sitting next to Bancroft while speaking to the media on Saturday, Smith revealed that it was a deliberate plan from the "leadership group" of the side, but added he would not step down as captain. There are two issues that are primarily at play here.

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