Cricket Ball Tampering
Its the controversy thats had the whole country talking.
Cricket ball tampering. In the sport of cricket ball tampering is an action in which a fielder illegally alters the condition of the ball. Du plessis was found guilty of ball tampering by the international cricket council. And its all over this. And ball tampering which often results in a team being able to utilise reverse swing where the ball moves through the air at high speed towards a batsman happens more often than people realise.
In australias third test match against south africa cameron bancroft was caught tampering with the ball. The primary motivation of ball tampering is to interfere with the aerodynamics of the ball to aid swing bowling. He was doing it for a very deliberate reason to create swing. Eight years after being first accused of ball tampering by the british media during a series against england pakistan fast bowler waqar younis became the first cricketer to be fined and suspended.
He got yellow sandpaper and used it to scuff one side. Some of our biggest australian cricket players have now apologised after being caught breaking the rules during a test match in south africa. He had previously been fined half his match fee for scuffing the ball on the zip of his trousers against pakistan.