Cricket’s repository of ball-tampering since 2000

Cricket's repository of ball-tampering since 2000

As Dinesh Chandimal turns into the latest cricketer to be punished for ball tampering, we check out each ball-tampering offence since 2000 that led to an ICC cost.

July 2000

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, Colombo

Pakistan quick bowler Waqar Younis became the first participant in cricket historical past to be suspended for ball-tampering. Waqar was caught on digicam making an attempt to alter the situation of the ball, and was docked 50% of his match price and banned for one sport. Pakistan allrounder Azhar Mahmood was additionally charged with an analogous offence and fined 30% of his match price. Pakistan didn’t contest the fees.

Sanction: Waqar Younis banned for one sport, fined 50% match price. Azhar Mahmood, fined 30% match price

November 2001

South Africa vs India, Port Elizabeth

Within the second Check between India and South Africa, Sachin Tendulkar was picked up on tv cameras allegedly scuffing the seam of the cricket ball. Match referee Mike Denness banned him for the third Check.

It prompted an uproar in India, who have been aggrieved on the quantity of gamers punished by Denness in the course of the match, with Virender Sehwag additionally being banned for one Check. The BCCI threatened to name off the tour, finally resulting in the ICC declaring the third Check match of the collection as unofficial, and later reversing the ban on Tendulkar, and dropping ball-tampering expenses towards him.

Sanction: Tendulkar banned for one Check, later reversed

November 2002

Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, Harare

Pakistan quick bowler Shoaib Akhtar was discovered responsible of ball-tampering in the course of the first Check towards Zimbabwe in Harare. Match referee Clive Lloyd levelled the cost, saying Akhtar had altered the situation of the ball illegally.

Sanction: Official warning

Might 2003

Pakistan vs New Zealand, Dambulla

For the second time in six months, Shoaib Akhtar was hauled up in entrance of the match referee, accused of ball-tampering. He pleaded not responsible, however was found guilty by the match referee, a verdict Pakistan didn’t enchantment.

Sanction: Banned for 2 ODIs, 75% match price

January 2004

India vs Zimbabwe, Brisbane

Indian batsman Rahul Dravid was reported by third umpire Peter Parker for alleged ball tampering in an ODI of a tri-series between Zimbabwe, Australia and India. He was seen to have rubbed a cough lozenge on the shiny facet of the ball. Match referee Clive Lloyd charged him, and he was discovered responsible.

Sanction: Fined 50% match price

August 2006

England vs Pakistan, The Oval

The largest ball-tampering scandal of all came about in England, resulting in the primary – and to this point, solely – forfeiture of a Check match in historical past. Within the afternoon session on day 4 of the Check, the fourth and ultimate one of the collection, umpires Darrell Hair and Billy Doctrove deemed Pakistan to have tampered the ball, awarded England 5 penalty runs and adjusted the ball. Play continued as per regular till tea. After that, the Pakistan group did not come out onto the sphere of play on time. They have been registering a protest; nonetheless, within the meantime, the umpires awarded the Check to England in accordance with the legal guidelines.

The ramifications have been widespread; Inzamam was ultimately cleared of expenses of ball-tampering, however sanctioned for bringing the sport into disrepute by refusing to take the sphere. He was banned for 4 ODIs. The consequence of that Check, upon, the Pakistanis being cleared of ball-tampering, was modified to a attract July 2008, however that was reversed by the ICC in February 2009, with England awarded the match once more.

Sanction: Cleared of ball-tampering expenses, banned for 4 ODIs for forfeiting the match

January 2010

Australia vs Pakistan, Perth

In what’s probably the least delicate try to alter the situation of the ball to this point, Shahid Afridi was caught on TV biting down on the ball along with his tooth, apparently to alter the seam of the ball. The ball was changed by the umpires.

Sanction: Banned for 2 T20Is

October 2013

South Africa vs Pakistan, Dubai

On the third day of the second Check towards Pakistan, Faf du Plessis was seen scuffing one side of the ball on the zip of his trousers. It was noticed by the onfield umpires, who awarded Pakistan 5 penalty runs and adjusted the ball. Du Plessis was fined half his match price for the Check, with South Africa deciding to not problem the ruling regardless of group supervisor Mohammed Moosajee protesting that it “was harsh”.

Sanction: Fined 50% match price

July 2014

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, Galle

Sizzling on the heels of the du Plessis high quality towards Pakistan 9 months in the past, South African bowler Vernon Philander was charged with ball tampering. He was deemed to have scratched the ball along with his fingers, thus breaching clause 42.1 of the legal guidelines.

Sanction: Fined 75% match price

November 2016

Australia vs South Africa, Hobart

For the third time in 5 years, a South African participant was charged with ball tampering. It was Faf du Plessis again, whose tv footage seemed to indicate making use of saliva onto the ball that had residue of a mint on it. The onfield umpires had not charged him, however following the discharge of the footage, he was discovered responsible.

Sanction: Fined 100% match price

November 2017

India vs Sri Lanka, Nagpur

Sri Lankan quick bowler Dusan Shanaka was charged by match officers for altering the circumstances of the ball. He was seen by on-field umpires Joel Wilson and Richard Kettleborough choosing on the seam of the ball a number of instances, and Shanaka admitted to the offence.

Sanction: Three demerit factors, fined 75% match price

March 2018

South Africa vs Australia, Cape Town

Video footage confirmed Australia batsman Cameron Bancroft showing to tough up one facet of the ball utilizing sandpaper. After having been made acutely aware he had been caught on digicam, he stuffed the sandpaper down his pants, an act additionally caught on TV. In extraordinary circumstances, captain Steven Smith appeared with Bancroft on the press convention on the finish of the day, admitting a “management group” inside the group had pre-planned to tamper the ball. The outrage throughout the cricketing world was huge, and although the ICC cost solely noticed Smith suspended for one Check and Bancroft docked 75% of his match price, Cricket Australia performed an unbiased investigation. The sanctions have been far harsher, with David Warner and Smith banned for a yr every, and Bancroft for 9 months.

Sanctions: Cameron Bancroft fined 75% of match price by ICC, banned for 9 months by Cricket Australia, Steve Smith fined 100% match price and suspended for one Check by ICC, banned for a yr by Cricket Australia, David Warner banned for a yr by Cricket Australia

June 2018

West Indies vs Sri Lanka, St Lucia

Dinesh Chandimal was accused of altering the situation of the ball using saliva that contained residue of mints he had in his mouth. Umpires Aleem Dar and Ian Gould added 5 penalty runs to West Indies’ rating on the morning of the third day of play. Sri Lanka have been extraordinarily aggrieved, refusing to come back out to play on the third day, delaying the beginning by virtually two hours.

Sanction: Banned for one Check

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