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#1 pegasus2357

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 08:18 AM

Woke up this morning and checked news services to see how things were going against the South Africans...... well fark me

 

What the hell went through the leadership group brains at lunchtime, I am struggling to comprehend ....

 

From a country/team/players who were always quick to say a team was ball tampering to stoop to the same level is farked

 

Bancroft saying he was in the wrong place at the wrong time when he agreed to take the tape out and use it..... sorry doesn't wash. Saying no would have been better.

 

Smith saying he is sorry but still the man for the job...... hmmmm sorry but you are directly behind an episode that has brought your players/your team/all Aussie cricketers into disrepute you have to go......

 

Fight the good fight fair, if you loose so be it but you have fought the fight fair, don't stoop to what is basically cheating in a vain attempt to win......

 

A sad day for Australian cricket, one from which there will be a lot of collateral damage and one from which it will take a long time to regain a reputation from


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Posted 25 March 2018 - 08:54 AM

Warner did it the First Test. Explains a fair bit of what was going on with him and The Afrikans. Yep. Farked.
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Posted 25 March 2018 - 09:10 AM

A sad day for Australia.

Smith has to go. Bancroft too.

End of careers, sponsorship.

Any Brand that has either of them endorse their product is setting their company up for failure.

Stupid. Stupid. Stupid stuff.
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Posted 25 March 2018 - 09:34 AM

I'm sure they'll be saying it's the first and only time as well 😂
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Posted 25 March 2018 - 10:37 AM

Oh boy... the crowd are gonna eat this up..
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Posted 25 March 2018 - 10:52 AM

gutted by this act of stupidity. a few careers to end prematurely now. Pepe Le Pew will have nothing on the stink these fellows will carry for the rest of their lives
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Posted 25 March 2018 - 11:12 AM

I'm sure they'll be saying it's the first and only time as well 😂


Agreed.

They are going to try to spin it, but, caught red handed with clear camera angle, it's not going to wash with sponsors.
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Posted 25 March 2018 - 11:13 AM

Warner did it the First Test. Explains a fair bit of what was going on with him and The Afrikans. Yep. Farked.


No clear footage though, so benefit of doubt remained. Now, for Bancroft, no chance.
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Posted 25 March 2018 - 11:17 AM

gutted by this act of stupidity. a few careers to end prematurely now. Pepe Le Pew will have nothing on the stink these fellows will carry for the rest of their lives


Yep.

Is it up there with, or worse than, the under arm bowling incident?

For me, it's worse than by a huge margin.

Under arm delivery was controversial, but not cheating. Might have been poor gamesmanship, but not strictly against the rules.

Ball tampering though? Hmmm. No chance.

Huge stink factor.

Wonder how much boff knew, knows?
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Posted 25 March 2018 - 11:34 AM

Smith has to resign and be sent home from South Africa. No other response would be appropriate.

Premeditated plan and then getting a junior team member to take the risk leaves him in an untenable position.

The ICC rules will take care of Bancroft and he'll just be judged as stupid.

Smith, at least, hasn't left Bancroft in the lurch but has dropped others in the poo trying to deflect some of the blame. The others in the leadership group, that agreed to the tampering, have to step forward and fess up. 100% match payment fines and at least a one test ban from CA for bringing Australian Cricket into disrepute would be a starting point for their punishment.

If Lehmann was party to it he has to be sacked on the spot.

Just got a headline that CA officials are on the way to investigate. I'd like to know why Sutherland isn't on the plane.

I was there and didn't mind the underarm incident. As a club captain at the time I thought it was quite an innovative use of the rules. This event will overshadow the underarm forever.
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Posted 25 March 2018 - 11:36 AM

Was at the Gabba all those years ago when the disgusting spectators were calling and abusing Murali as a cheat. For me, this was the lowest day in Australia cricket. Unfortunately now, this episode takes its place. Anyone involved in this will be hammered for eternity.

In all honesty though, previous tamperers should shut their mouths and not have an opinion, as it's a classic case of 'people,in glass houses shouldn't throw stones'

Rabada: bowls a short one at Smith, runs down gets in his face,' explain this 'spirit of the game thing to me '......l
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Posted 25 March 2018 - 11:46 AM

This was calculated. One game bans are not enough.

​Smith has got to go. Stripped of the captaincy and suspended by the ICC.

 

Leadership group involved should be stood down by CA and suspended by the ICC.

 

Bancroft needs more than a game ban. Stupid, but he's old enough to know better.

 

It's cheating. Astonishing they actually thought they could get away with it.


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Posted 25 March 2018 - 11:47 AM

Oh boy... the crowd are gonna eat this up..

 

They deserve every bit of ridicule coming their way.


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Posted 25 March 2018 - 11:57 AM

They deserve every bit of ridicule coming their way.


Yes but that tool who got into Warner's face the other day shouldn't be allowed in the ground ever again, even though Candice was a Bingle impersonator.
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Posted 25 March 2018 - 12:07 PM

Yes but that tool who got into Warner's face the other day shouldn't be allowed in the ground ever again, even though Candice was a Bingle impersonator.

 

To be clear, ridicule for the ball tampering and cheating.






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