"Today was a big mistake on my behalf and on the leadership group's behalf as well but I take responsibility as the captain".
The scandal came to light on Saturday after Bancroft was caught on camera hiding sticky tape, which he had used to manipulate the ball with debris from the pitch, down his pants. "On myself I saw an opportunity to. change the condition of the ball". With Cricket Australia under tremendous pressure, Australian coach Darren Lehmann is also likely to get a boot.
"We all woke up this morning shocked and bitterly disappointed by the news from South Africa". Recently, the former English captain, Nasser Hussain also urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to take stringent action against ball tampering and expressed concerns of such unfair activities having take place in the Ashes. But Australian bowlers were doing that easily on the third day of the third Test match against South Africa in Cape Town.
"After all, our cricketers are role models".
"That's not Australia for me", Smith said of opponents who he said had always played "hard but fair" in his encounters with them over the course of a 12-year global career.
However, she said they were "probably not" in touch with reality. I have spoken to Cricket Australia Chairman and I expressed my frustration and concern about what happened in South Africa.
Cricket Australia's head of integrity Iain Roy and high-performance manager Pat Howard are in Cape Town to lead the investigation.
Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland said, "Fans of Cricket Australia expect cricketers to represent the country in a dignified manner and follow the established standards".
"This Test match needs to proceed, and in the interim we will continue to investigate this matter with the urgency that it demands".
"If that's the case, then the Australian head coach hasn't got control of this Australian team", Clarke said on the Nine Network.
The diminutive cameraman Oscar, who comes in full suit in every match, was given the task of closely monitoring the Australians.
"This was pre-planned cheating".
Smith landed himself in a controversy during the third Test match between Australia and South Africa when he admitted that his side was involved in alleged ball- tampering incident. However, it has emerged that it was nearly inevitable he would be caught out eventually, as the cameramen were specifically watching out for ball-tampering.
"Winning is important but not at the expense of the spirit of the game which is intrinsic and precious to the sport of cricket".
An Australian player was caught on camera pulling tape from his pocket and rubbing it on the ball, a move considered illegal within the sport.
"All this nonsense about not stepping over the line, the way they behaved as badly as South Africa in that rancorous test match in Durban where they kept cursing the opposition and carrying on in an aggressive way reflected the lack of judgment". "You are talking about abuse of players and their families".