Australian cricket team’s problems don’t seem to end in the aftermath of Cameron Bancroft’s admission of ball tampering in the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town.
Australia captain Steve Smith admitted during the press conference, that it was him and other leaders in the squad, who were behind this idea of tampering with the ball and stood down from captaincy in the remainder of the third Test, along with David Warner.
Now, former England captain Kevin Pietersen has taken a dig at Cricket Australia for the whole fiasco and urged them to sack both Smith and coach Darren Lehmann.
Anyone heard from Lehmann? Saker?— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) March 25, 2018
That’s Head Coach & Bowling Coach. Pretty instrumental in all of this...
Slept on it...Lehmann, Saker & the leaderships groups jobs are untenable!— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) March 25, 2018
They’ve disgraced a great cricketing nation & Test cricket!
The Australian Sports Commission Chair John Wylie, the ASC Board and CEO Kate Palmer released a statement saying “Given the admission by Australian captain Steve Smith, the ASC calls for him to be stood down immediately by Cricket Australia, along with any other members of the team leadership group or coaching staff who had prior awareness of, or involvement in, the plan to tamper with the ball.”
“The ASC condemns cheating of any form in sport. The ASC expects and requires that Australian teams and athletes demonstrate unimpeachable integrity in representing our country.”
“The Australian cricket team are iconic representatives of our country. The example they set matters a great deal to Australia and to the thousands of young Australians playing or enjoying the sport of cricket and who look up to the national team as role models.”