Cricket Australia’s chairman James Sutherland said coach Darren Lehmann was caught cold by a top-tampering debate in Newlands.
When Cameron Bancroft used emery paper three days before the tee, it was learned that fielder Peter Handscomb had no interest in the epic of Lehmann’s talking camera instead of a radio.
Sutherland approved Bancroft for nine months.
Former captain Steven Smith and former vice president David Warner were banned for a year. Smith is also committing to occupying leadership positions for 12 months, but Any Warner will not be considered for such a position in the future.
“I do not want to be involved too much in the specific interpretations and findings of eyeballing, but in Darren’s defense I want to clarify this issue,” Sutherland said.
“I want to say that you sent a message to tell me what’s going on in hell. He did not use hell but he used another word, but what was he doing in hell? I would like to make it clear by the investigation of Iain Roy that Darren Darren made these comments and was pleased that Darren did not mix in any way.
“The version released today confirmed that it was sandpaper. Normally I’m not sure there is a procedure, but I understand that the sandpaper is used in the kit bag to look at the wounds of the player. ”
Sutherland stopped for a short time, saying that the players who participated in the ball were the tricks of the ball, but confirmed that their actions were regarded as cheating.
Sutherland said he was not even on the line, and that he would continue to serve in spite of the debate that the CA had found himself due to the actions of Warner, Smith and Bancroft.
“Under these codes, especially in the code, we present the criminal charges and sanctions as fraud. If people want to use their own words, this is a good thing, but deception is probably the only word in these situations” said Sutherland.
“I did not think to quit and I have a job to do. At the same time it is within my power and determined to help the game. ”