Martin Crowe said in 2006 the New Zealand team ball tampered against Pakistan in 1990, without sanction, as they believed the home side were doing it too.
What is ball tampering? It is when a team who’s bowling try to alter the shape or condition of a cricket ball to gain an unfair advantage. To make the ball swing, one side has to be kept rough, whilst another remains smooth. You’re allowed to “smoothen” a ball with sweat or saliva, as well as shining it up with clothing or a towel.
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New Zealand tour of Pakistan 1990 brought Chris Pringle to the limelight after he was involved in a tampering scandal. He used a concealed bottle cap to rough one side of the ball and was suspected in Faislabad. Later, he accepted the crime along with his involvement after both New Zealanders got retired from cricket.
As ball tampering is a form of cheating and is often difficult to prove, accusations have frequently been controversial. Chris Pringle, 1990. During a tour of Pakistan, New Zealand bowler Chris Pringle used a concealed bottle cap to rough up one side of a ball during a 1990 series in Faisalabad.
The 2018 Australian ball-tampering scandal, also known as the Sandpapergate scandal, was a cricket scandal surrounding the Australian national cricket team.In March 2018, during the third Test match against South Africa at Newlands in Cape Town, Cameron Bancroft was caught by television cameras trying to rough up one side of the ball with sandpaper to make it swing in flight.
Cricket legend Merv Hughes has lashed out at Air New Zealand over an advertisement poking fun at ex-Australian captain Steve Smith and the ball-tampering scandal.
Waqar had avoided punishment after Reid had warned him for ball tampering during a test match against Sri Lanka earlier in the tournament. Waqar and team officials successfully argued on that ...
by Yash Mittal May 15, 2021. Cameron Bancroft [Image-Getty] Following the revealations made by Australian opener Cameron Bancroft regarding the Newlands ball-tampering scandal, Cricket Australia has said that it is ready to reopen the case if new evidence emerges. Cameron Bancroft recently gave an interview to the Daily Guardian where he dropped a bombshell that Australian fast bowlers were aware that the ball was being tempered.