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When Sachin Tendulkar was called a ‘cheat’

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<p style="margin-bottom:1em;padding:0px 0.2em;font-size:13px;">The spectre of ball-tampering is one that has floated around cricket for quite some time. While some believe in exorcising the ghost, there are others that insist it is as friendly as Casper and should be allowed.</p><p style="margin-bottom:1em;padding:0px 0.2em;font-size:13px;">The law, though, is clear: the ball may be polished without the use of an artificial substance, dried with a towel if it is wet, and have mud removed from it under supervision. Everything else is strictly illegal, whether you&rsquo;ve innocently mistaken the ball for your personal nail file or decided to have a quick nibble. Wisden India looks at ten accusations of ball-tampering and how it all went down:</p>

The spectre of ball-tampering is one that has floated around cricket for quite some time. While some believe in exorcising the ghost, there are others that insist it is as friendly as Casper and should be allowed.

The law, though, is clear: the ball may be polished without the use of an artificial substance, dried with a towel if it is wet, and have mud removed from it under supervision. Everything else is strictly illegal, whether you’ve innocently mistaken the ball for your personal nail file or decided to have a quick nibble. Wisden India looks at ten accusations of ball-tampering and how it all went down:

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