Smith to stay captain while CA probes ball-tamper scandal

Smith to stay captain while CA probes ball-tamper scandal

Yahoo Singapore·2018-03-25 23:53

Cricket Australia said Sunday Steve Smith was to remain captain while they investigate a ball-tampering scandal during the third Test against South Africa that has plunged the game into crisis.

There have been calls for Smith to step down or be sacked over the premeditated plan hatched during the lunch break on Saturday's third day in Newlands, after the captain admitted being the mastermind.

Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull weighed in on the incident Sunday, saying it "beggars belief" that role models such as Australian cricketers were "engaged in cheating like this".

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