Ball Tampering

  • South Africa dismiss ball-tampering allegations February 26, 2014

    South Africa have dismissed ball-tampering allegations surrounding their second Test victory over Australia after opposing opener David Warner said the Proteas worked on the ball at Port Elizabeth to generate reverse swing. Chasing a 448-run victory target, Australia cruised to 126 for no loss before being undone by a devastating Dale...
  • I didn't cheat, ball too close to zip: Du Plessis November 4, 2013

    Cape Town: Faf du Plessis says he's not a cheat but did rub a cricket ball 'too close' to a zip on his trousers, leading to the South African batsman's fine for ball tampering in the second test against Pakistan. In his column on the SuperSport website, Du Plessis denied he...
  • Everyone tampers with the ball, says Mushtaq Mohammad October 31, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's former captain and coach Mushtaq Mohammad cannot understand the recent "hue and cry" over ball-tampering as he feels every team and bowler has indulged in it in some form or the other, including he himself. "Everyone does it and every team has done it, so I am surprised at...
  • South Africa penalised for ball-tampering in Pakistan Test October 26, 2013

    Dubai: South Africa were docked five penalty runs for ball-tampering on the third day of the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai on Friday. Television replays showed South African fielder Faf du Plessis rubbing the ball on his trousers which had a zip on them, in an apparent attempt to...
  • ICC acts tough on ball tampering June 29, 2013

    London: The International Cricket Council (ICC) in its bid to crack down on ball tampering is all set to bring in strict rules in the form of run penalty and reporting the captain under Code of Conduct. The ICC Board during its annual conference, that concluded here Saturday, accepted its Chief...
  • Ball-tampering allegations against England a concern: AB de Villiers June 18, 2013

    London: South Africa skipper AB de Villiers on Tuesday expressed concerns over allegations of ball-tampering against the English side and seemed a bit amazed at the host bowlers' ability to reverse swing the ball "a bit quicker than the rest of the teams" in the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy. The hosts...
  • I was frustrated at not winning: Afridi January 31, 2010

    Karachi: Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi says he tried to tamper with the ball during a match against Australia on Sunday because he was “frustrated” with his team’s performance. “I am embarrassed -- I have made a mistake,” Afridi told Pakistan’s Geo TV after the International Cricket Council (ICC) banned him for...
  • Shahid Afridi chews on ball, eats 2-match ban January 31, 2010

    Karachi: Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi was on Sunday banned for two Twenty20 Internationals after pleading guilty to a ball-tampering charge during the fifth and final ODI against Australia in Perth. Pakistan coach Intikhab Alam confirmed that match referee Ranjan Madugalle has banned Afridi for two matches after holding a hearing on...
  • Inzamam case takes PCB to ICC September 4, 2006

    Karachi: Pakistan has urged International Cricket Council to give a ruling on the availability of captain Inzamam-ul-Haq for next month's Champions Trophy in India at the earliest. Sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board said discussions had been held with two senior ICC officials on the Inzamam issue. "They have promised to get...
  • ICC announces date for Inzy case September 4, 2006

    Karachi: The disciplinary hearing of Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul Haq over charges of ball tampering and bringing the game into disrepute would be held in London on September 27 and 28. Sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board said ICC officials had conveyed to them the dates in course of discussions on whether...
  • Tampering row hangs over Inzy selection September 3, 2006

    New Delhi: Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul Haq is still not sure if he will lead the squad in the Champions Trophy. Inzamam, who is in the eye of a storm over the ball tampering issue and the subsequent forfeiture of the Oval Test against England, is scheduled to face an ICC...
  • Indian hand in ball tampering row September 3, 2006

    London: England's suspicion that Pakistan may have tampered the ball in the infamous Oval Test could be traced back to a class on ball-tampering given by a NASA scientist last year. Aerodynamics expert of Indian origin Dr Rabi Mehta has used wind tunnels at NASA's Ames Research Centre, California, to study...
  • Aussies say no to tampering proposal August 30, 2006

    Coolum (Australia): Australia's cricketers are opposed to a Pakistan proposal to abolish the laws on ball tampering. Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer has called for the existing rules to be scrapped after his captain Inzamam-ul-Haq was charged with ball tampering and bringing the game into disrepute for forfeiting the final Test...
  • Hair in for 'big trouble', says Inzy August 30, 2006

    London: Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq on Wednesday claimed that umpire Darrell Hair was in 'big trouble' due to his role during the forfeited Oval Test match as well as the subsequent events that transpired. "Darrell is in big trouble. I don't know why he is doing these things," Inzamam said, referring to...
  • 'Stop scratching...,' Brits tell Inzy August 29, 2006

    New Delhi: Pakistan's tour to England has been making news for all the wrong reasons. After facing umpire Darrell Hair's allegations over ball tampering, Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq is now the subject of taunts from England fans. 'Stop Scratching Your Balls,' was the advice written on a banner held by some home fans,...
  • Darrell Hair sorry for his e-mail August 29, 2006

    London: Under-fire Australian umpire Darrell Hair has apologised to his friends and supporters for letting them down by sending an "ill-advised" e-mail offering a conditional resignation to the International Cricket Council. Hair, while standing his ground on the pay-off issue with the ICC, felt sorry for the fact that he allowed...
  • ICC offers no respite to Inzamam August 28, 2006

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday said it has cancelled its Executive Board meeting on September 2 after dropping plans to overturn charges of ball tampering and bringing game to disrepute against Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul Haq. The ICC said the members of the Board had agreed that the process...
  • Hair's career may be over, says Speed August 27, 2006

    London: International Cricket Council Chief Executive Malcolm Speed said Australian umpire Darrell Hair's international career might be over as a fallout of the Oval Test controversy. Speed said that Hair, unlike in the past when he "survived" many controversies and continued to stand in international matches,...
  • 'Darrell Hair has no credibility left' August 27, 2006

    London: Controversial umpire Darrell Hair now finds himself out of favour in English domestic cricket as well with the Players' Association and some sections of ECB questioning his credibility to stand in county games. The Australian official has gone from being seen as a respected umpire to a villain in less...
  • '$500,000 demand not a panic reaction' August 27, 2006

    Melbourne: Darrell Hair said his decision to ask for $500,000 to quit his role as an umpire following the Pakistan ball tampering furore was not a panic reaction to events at the Oval last week. Hair has been heavily criticised since the International Cricket Council (ICC) revealed details of an...
  • Venkat backs under fire Darrell Hair August 27, 2006

    Chennai: Australian umpire Darrell Hair, under fire over the ball tampering row, has received support from a former Indian colleague S Venkatraghavan. Venkatraghavan, who was on the Elite Panel of the ICC for Umpires, said it was unfair to doubt the Aussies' integrity and justified Hair and his fellow umpire Billy...
  • Pakistan to call Fletcher as witness August 25, 2006

    London: Pakistan are likely to call England coach Duncan Fletcher as a witness during the ICC hearing to decide on charges of ball tampering and bringing the game to disrepute against their skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq. The England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed that Fletcher did meet Procter on the morning of the...
  • ECB ready if Pakistan team pulls out August 25, 2006

    London: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Friday said it was putting an International XI on standby to play a Twenty20 match on Monday and hoping to rope in another Test playing nation to play the following five-match ODI series which it was scheduled against Pakistan. The ECB said...
  • US bowled over by ball tampering August 24, 2006

    New York: The ball tampering controversy at the Oval Test has achieved something which even the World Cup and the Ashes failed to get -- front page treatment in American newspapers. The fracas over Test cricket's first forfeit in 129-year cricket history echoed in the country, which is otherwise obsessed with...
  • Tampering row splits Cricket World August 24, 2006

    New Delhi: The ball tampering row is getting uglier by the day. On the fourth day of the Oval Test against England, umpire Darrell Hair penalised Pakistan five runs and changed the ball implying that Pakistan had tampered with the ball. Inzamam led his team to the dressing room during the...
  • 'Pakistan disgraced by Oval protest' August 24, 2006

    Islamabad: Amidst all the self-righteous support that Pakistan is receiving at home for displaying "constraint" at Oval last Sunday, a Pakistani cricket commentator has pointed out that the team's protest during the day's play was not endorsed by the rules governing the game. Writing in The Nation, Muhammad Asim has said...
  • Pak team not keen on early hearing August 24, 2006

    Karachi: Pakistan have dropped their plan to ask the International Cricket Council (ICC) to hold a disciplinary hearing before Monday into captain Inzamam-ul-Haq's actions in the fourth and final Test against England. Team manager Zaheer Abbas said that after lengthy consultations it had been decided Pakistan would wait until after the...
  • Row takes racial, political turn in Pak August 23, 2006

    Karachi: Reaction in Pakistan to the ball-tampering row at the fourth test against England has spiralled from initial dismay to a darkening mood of racial, religious and political undertones. A cartoon in a Pakistani Islamist newspaper on Wednesday has Australian umpire Darrell Hair dressed in a Nato uniform growling: "I...
  • Inzamam’s hearing postponed August 23, 2006

    New Delhi: Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq's disciplinary hearing, scheduled for Friday, has been postponed because of a family illness suffered by the ICC's chief match referee, Ranjan Madugalle, according to the BBC. Madugalle's sister has been suffering from cancer and surgery hasn't gone very well, although the ICC is yet to...
  • It will be an interesting battle: Hair August 23, 2006

    Melbourne: Australian umpire Darrell Hair virtually dismissed allegations of racial bias leveled against him and was prepared to accept if the Friday enquiry proves anything against him. In his first comments on the controversy following the sensational forfeiting of the fourth and final Test by Pakistan following charges of ball tampering,...