>> It's not how Australian cricket captain Steve Smith wanted to leave South Africa, escorted to departures past a booing crowd on Wednesday, as media scuffled with police to get their shot. Sent home before the next test match over a ball tampering scandal that happened in cape town last week.
Batsman Cameron Bancroft was caught scuffing the ball with sandpaper to make it swerve more. Now he's been banned for nine months, while smith and his vice captain David Warner are barred for a year for orchestrating the plot.>> Clearly this has caused a huge amount of damage to the game of cricket as a whole, and certainly Australian cricket and it's compromised the fans confidence in five
>> Cricket Australia uncovered a web of lies told by the players after they were caught, and found that the trio's scheme was pre-meditated, but involved no other players. The findings put several of Cricket Australia's lucrative sponsorship deals in doubt.