In a sport that prides itself on good sportsmanship, there’s been plenty of soul-searching in Australia, where senior cricket players have admitted to tampering with the ball. The unaccustomed misbehavior has caused widespread outrage.
Steve Smith, the captain of Australia's cricket team, has been banned for his role in a highly damaging ball-tampering scandal. Deputy David Warner and opening batsman Cameron Bancroft have also been suspended.
After the suspension of his captain and vice-captain, Australia coach Darren Lehmann has fallen on his sword. Lehmann has resigned from his post after the ball tampering scandal despite being cleared of wrongdoing.
Steve Smith looks set to lose the captaincy of Australia after admitting his team conspired to tamper with the ball during a test match. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called the incident a "shocking disappointment."
There's no doubt he cheated, but Cameron Bancroft has been hung out to dry by Australian cricket. Guilty as he, Steve Smith and David Warner are, those suspended have been treated harshly, says DW's Matt Pearson.
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