Cricket legend Kapil Dev says young players should learn from Australia tampering scandal
India’s 1983 World Cup winning captain, Kapil Dev on Wednesday (April 04) urged people and media to move on from ball-tampering scandal, including Australian cricketers, Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft.
Dev, while addressing mediapersons in Mumbai, said the next generation of sportsmen should learn from the incident and not indulge in such activities.
Smith and former vice captain Warner were handed 12-month bans, while Bancroft was suspended for nine months after the latter was caught using a piece of sandpaper on the ball in the third test in Cape Town.
Smith and Warner were stripped of their leadership positions for their role in the March 24 incident and are set to lose substantial earnings after sponsors dropped them and they were banned from this year’s Indian Premier League.