'Smith's Disgrace': Media tears into Ouncescricketers


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SYDNEY: Australia's cricketers have heaped shame and humiliation on the nation, the native press stated Monday in blasting the "rotten" staff tradition beneath the present management.

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The hard-hitting commentary follows captain Steve Smith admitting he cheated by hatching a plot to tamper with the ball through the third Check towards South Africa in Cape City on Saturday. Cricket is taken into account the nationwide sport in Australia and the beautiful developments haven't gone down properly.

"Smith's Disgrace," screamed The Australian broadsheet on its entrance web page, in remarks echoed by different media.

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"The dishonest has harm Australian cricket from helmet as well," it stated in a commentary calling for Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland to face down. "In control of the sport for almost 20 years, Sutherland has accomplished little to vary the rotten tradition of the game at its most senior degree."


It added that the scandal had dumped "shame and humiliation" on the nation. In the identical theme, the newspaper's cricket author Peter Lalor requested: "The place have been the adults within the room?

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"The reply to the query is, sadly, that these are the adults. Or the closest factor to them that the sport can summon."

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Tv footage confirmed Smith's teammate Cameron Bancroft taking a yellow object out of his pocket whereas fielding within the post-lunch session on Saturday and showing to rub it on the ball. He was punished by the ICC with three demerit factors and fined 75 % of his match charge, whereas Smith was fined all his match charge and banned for a match.

Cricket Australia is conducting its personal investigation into what occurred, as calls mount for heads to roll. Sydney Day by day Telegraph sports activities author Robert Craddock stated Smith's determination was not a second of insanity. "It was the end result of a grubby win-at-all-costs tradition lastly crossing from self-righteous rule-bending right into a world of shameless, bald-faced dishonest," he wrote.

"Steve Smith's popularity -- and that of his group -- won't ever recuperate from this episode."

The Sydney Morning Herald was equally scathing, saying Australia's cricket management had "misplaced the plot" and there will probably be a heavy worth to pay.
"As this disreputable tour descended from the gutter into the sewer, the legendary line the Australians use because the yardstick for his or her behaviour has not solely develop into blurred however disappeared altogether," it stated.
"This has been a very terrible few weeks for Australian cricket whose fame has hit a brand new low. Rehabilitation shall be lengthy and sluggish."
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