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Australian cricket team's ball-tampering scandal

In March 2018, during day three of the Test between Australia and South Africa, Aussie medium pacer Cameron Bancroft (L) was caught on camera pulling tape from his pocket and rubbing it on the ball. The scandal shook the nation as everyone from the fans to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull demanded a full investigation. In a press conference, captain Steve Smith (R) even admitted to devising a plan for ball tampering, by rubbing dirt on the surface, enabling it to swerve in the air, which also is considered illegal. As a repercussion, Smith and David Warner stood down as captain and vice-captain, receptively for the remaining of the third Test match on March 25, 2018. Smith was also fined 100 percent of his match fee and suspended from the fourth Test.
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