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    Sandpaper scandal shakes Australian national cricket team as cheating plot revealed

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...ons/465770002/

    Cheating in Cricket? Is nothing sacred anymore?

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    As an Australian, glad it happened and hopefully it will change that team's culture.

    They need to sack the coach too.

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    typical aussies, cannot win fair so must cheat. unreal

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    I think a 2 game ban was enough why the Australian cricket board overreact and ruin Steve Smith life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slayer14 View Post


    I think a 2 game ban was enough why the Australian cricket board overreact and ruin Steve Smith life.
    His life isn't ruined. He is one of the best to ever play the game skill wise. He will be back and maybe not being captain will be good for his game anyway.

    Warner is the one that has had his career ended I suspect. Announcing he will never be considered for the Captain or Vice Captain roles ever again is basically saying they blame him.


    2 match bans would have done nothing to fix the bad culture in the team. might be harsh but it will mean a massive shakeup and new people able to make decisions.

    Lehman, the coach, should go too. To make sure the old guard thinking is completely wiped out for the next year.

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    I wonder this was the case during the dominant era of Steve Waugh and Ponting captaincy. 15 years ago, Aussies were dominant in world of cricket because of their training and tactics. Now, other teams have caught up with them, getting first-tier training facilities along with good coaching, especially, Indian team who is greatly benefited from their domestic league of IPL which killed other national teams. Aus can be an elite team, not the #1 team anymore.

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    Terrible

    Cricket although dead game USA

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    Terrible

    Cricket although dead game USA
    Why don't they show it here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slayer14 View Post


    I think a 2 game ban was enough why the Australian cricket board overreact and ruin Steve Smith life.
    that was painful to watch..kudos to him for taking all the blame and he will probably be a better player and man going forward.

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    Turable.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeggieDog View Post
    Why don't they show it here?

    Vegemite --- You can watch it on You Tube...


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    Feel for Bancroft and Smith the penalties are over the top and so is the media/public. They're copping the heat from a few years of oz cricket douche baggery, at least that will change was well into clown show territory.

    fck warner tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optional View Post
    Lehman, the coach, should go too.


    Quote Originally Posted by Mase of Base View Post
    Feel for Bancroft and Smith the penalties are over the top and so is the media/public. They're copping the heat from a few years of oz cricket douche baggery, at least that will change was well into clown show territory.

    fck warner tho
    Agree. And Warner the main douche bag and left the other two to face the media alone as well.

    And now he is apparently selling his story to media exposing everyone else's indiscretions from the team. (guessing that is why Lehman has now resigned and tried to use the tears for sympathy thing.)


    Lehman and Warner like cutting out an infected sebaceous cyst from the team. All good for the future.

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    word on the street is Opti owns half of Australia now with his inside info into this

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    Quote Originally Posted by slayer14 View Post

    I think a 2 game ban was enough why the Australian cricket board overreact and ruin Steve Smith life.


    Wtf they give 1 or 2 match banns out for redcards in football.

    Smith should be banned for life.

    F*cking cheaters!

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    I know you guys on the forum dont like Warner but i think he one of the great players and deserves another chance to play for Australia


    Last edited by slayer14; 03-30-18 at 08:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slayer14 View Post
    I know you guys on the forum dont like Warner but i think he one of the great players and deserves another chance to play for Australia
    He will probably play for Australia again as the old boys club that encouraged/allowed the team to act like the assholes of world cricket is still in place.

    Agree it is not all his fault but he's a rotten apple. Can't fix that once the damage is done.

    Clear it out properly now. New heads at CA are really needed as well.

    If he had not made his problem being taunted about his wife being a sports groupie the entire country's problem so recently, he might be getting a bit more sympathy too.

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    Hate to see them banned for what is on the surface a relatively minor infringement... But cricket is the pinnacle of fairness in sport, it will take Aus years for reputation to recover

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    Australia team are to emotional to be playing cricket now

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    Quote Originally Posted by slayer14 View Post
    Australia team are to emotional to be playing cricket now
    Disaster

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