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Waqar Younis says legalising ball tampering impossible

Associated Press
Oct 27, 2013 at 11:59am IST

Dubai: Legendary fast bowler Waqar Younis feels it's impossible to legalise ball tampering and wants uniformity in the rules while punishing the offending players in international cricket.

South Africa's Faf du Plessis escaped with just a fine of 50 per cent of his match fee for ball tampering that put a blot on the Proteas thumping an innings and 92-run victory in the second Test against Pakistan on Saturday.

Younis says, "if you legalize ball tampering ... there will be a lot of swing so I don't see legalizing tampering is possible."

Waqar Younis says legalising ball tampering impossible

Waqar feels it's impossible to legalise ball tampering and wants uniformity in the rules while punishing the offending players.

Younis was the first player to get a suspension from one ODI for ball tampering during 2000. He took 373 wickets in 87 Test matches and another 416 in 262 one-day internationals before retiring in 2003.

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