David Warner manager James Erskine claims Cricket Australia (CA) officials allowed players to tamper with the ball more than a year before the Sandpapergate scandal broke out at the 2018 Cape Town Test. I’m here.
According to Erskine, the players advanced from “two cadres” after losing a test match against South Africa in Hobart in late 2016. He was suspended for one year for his role in the incident, and starting pitcher Cameron Bancroft was suspended for nine months. Warner was named as the mastermind behind the incident in Cape Town in March and held no leadership role for the rest of his career.
“Two senior executives were in the Hobart dressing room lashing out at the team for their loss to South Africa,” Erskine told SEN.
“You have to reverse-swing the ball,” Warner said. “The only way to reverse-swing the ball is to fiddle with it.”
In the Hobart Test, Australia were bundled out for 85 in the first innings, while South Africa’s Faf Duplessi was later found guilty of ball tampering. Erskine did not directly state that the executives involved were from his CA, but “he (Warner) kept his mouth shut and cricketed his Australia and protected his fellow players. After all, no one wanted to hear it.Moreover, he started playing cricket.”
Erskine described the Sandpapergate scandal as “the highest level of injustice”, saying that Warner was “totally demonized” and that “well over three people were involved in this case”. .
CA has not yet responded to Erskine’s allegations. The sandpaper scandal led to the resignation of then-Australian coach Darren Lehman, although he was not found guilty of involvement. turned out to be indebted.
Warner, who was angry on Wednesday for not being prepared to make his family a ‘washing machine for cricket’s dirty laundry’, wanted an independent review board to undergo a ‘public lynching’ on him. He withdrew his application for the cancellation of the lifetime leadership ban.
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