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|Geplaatst: 02-04-2018 02:24:16 Onderwerp: Don't see Steve Smith continuing as Australia captain, says
|ormer India skipper Sourav Ganguly was on Sunday not happy with the International Cricket Council's lenient decision to suspend Australia captain Steve Smith for only one Test.
Smith was suspended for one Test and was also fined 100 per cent of his match fee after he admitted to his role in ball-tampering on the third day of the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town.
Smith earlier stepped down as Australia's captain for the remainder of the third Test following a ball-tampering controversy that rocked the entire cricketing fraternity.
David Warner also stood down from his position as vice-captain. Wicketkeeper Tim Paine was handed over the reins.
"I think the ban of just one match and 100 per cent match fee is a bit soft. Ball-tampering is not match-fixing or criminal offence but what is going to remain with Steve Smith, Darren Lehmann, David Warner and even that substitute who was in the dug-out, is those walkie-talkie footages, is those instructions sent to a young cricketer to keep that sand paper in his hand to scratch the ball. Why didn't Steve Smith keep it? Why didn't David Warner keep it? Why did you ask the young cricketer to do that on a cricket ball? So these will Kareem Martin Youth jersey remain and this is what Steve Smith will have to overcome. It's not a crime as I said. Match-fixing is a bigger crime than what has happened. It's the perception of people what will Harry Carson Youth jersey remain that oh God! these boys are not trustworthy. That will haunt them for the rest of their careers," Ganguly told India Today.
While Smith had ruled out any involvement of coach Darren Lehmann, a video appeared on social media where the coach is seen sending a message to Bancroft via reserve player Peter Handscomb on a walkie-talkie.
Ganguly also said he doubts coach Darren Lehmann will continue to coach Australia.
"Ball-tampering has happened before. Bowlers and fielders have found different ways to get the ball roughened up on one side. But the orchestra which was behind it and the way it has happened, the way it was hidden immediately when the camera was on, will leave a very bad taste for everyone who's seen it. With so much of television, I really found the Australian team management very, very stupid.
"From my point of view, Steve Smith, David Warner and Darren Adeiny Hechavarria Jersey Lehmann will have to face the brunt for a long, long time. I don't see Steve Smith continuing as captain for Australia. I don't see David Warner taking the post of captain and I don't see Darren Lehmann continuing as coach. Australian cricket, with Prime Minister involved, will take a very strong action. What will stand out for years to come is that footage of the walkie-takie http://www.officialauthenticcardinalsstore.com/womens_tyrann_mathieu_jersey where Darren Lehmann speaks to substitute fielder at the dug-out. The message going to the fielder and then hiding...will leave a bad taste for many, many. Life is http://www.officialpanthersfootballstore.com/Trai_Turner_Jersey about perception, life is about trust and I think that will take a serious beating," Ganguly said. wholesale nfl jerseys wholesale jerseys wholesale nfl jerseys from china cheap jerseys china cheap jerseys china