Cameron Bancroft rekindled the ball-tampering debate by saying Australian bowlers’ knowledge of the sandpaper conspiracy is “self-explanatory.”
Cameron Bancroft said his infamous Cape Town Test ball tampering benefited Australian bowlers, and that their knowledge of this is “self-explanatory.”
Bancroft, who plays Durham in England County cricket, spoke about the saga in an interview with The Guardian.
A review by Cricket Australia found that none of the tour participants, other than Bancroft, David Warner and Steve Smith, were aware of the plan.
Cricket Australia (CA) and his national men’s team found themselves in crisis in 2018, when television cameras sandpaper a ball on Bancroft before shoving evidence into his pants during a test in Cape Town.
Bancroft received a nine-month suspension from CA for his role in the incident, while Captain Steve Smith and Vice Captain David Warner were stripped of their senior ranks and suspended for a year.
An official CA review by former high profile boss Pat Howard and former head of integrity Ian Roy cleared everyone else on the tour of any irregularities or awareness of an illegal conspiracy.
Since then, there has been no shortage of questions as to whether this is actually the case.
“All I wanted to do was be accountable and accountable for my actions and my role,” Bancroft said when asked if the Australian bowlers knew what he was doing.
A former test taker, asked to clarify if some of the Australian bowlers know, replied, “Yes, listen, I think yes, I think this is probably self-explanatory.”
This infamous match was played by Australians Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Stark and Nathan Lyon.
“We are really serious about resolving any outstanding issues and we are sincere in how we do it. So if there are any reports or allegations, and not innuendo, we will thoroughly investigate it, ”Former CA Chief Executive Officer Kevin Roberts said in 2019.
Smith and Warner successfully returned to the top echelons of cricket, each winning the Allan Border medal after being in exile.
Bancroft, who dropped out after two Ashes Tests games in 2019, didn’t fare well in the park.
Will Pukowski, Joe Burns, Marcus Harris and even Matthew Wade were recently selected ahead of Bancroft at the top of the Australian test list.
“This is a goal and a door that I didn’t close for myself,” Bancroft said when asked about the Test recall.
“But it’s also something that I don’t mentally worry about and don’t dwell on it.”
Bancroft added that he “lost control” of his values in Newlands.
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