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Oscar winning performance from Smith

Even better than his slapstick press performance with Bancroft about the Bairstow head but during the Ashes

What a fake

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43580069

posted on 29/3/18

comment by Afridi14.... You gotta love it!! (U2805)
posted 17 minutes ago
Wondering how other cricket boards would have handled the sandpaper gate.....


The PCB would've issued an immediate statement, banning the players for one year. The ban would be shortened to 6 months in 3 days and the players forgiven back to the team after 2 weeks..

BCCI would have said they were actually 'taking care' of the condition of the ball and would threaten to pull their players of the tour and get the ban revoked, while getting the match referee banned

CSA would have accused of their players being unfairly targeted by the opposition and the media, ending in Faf showing a tiny bit of sandpaper to the media with a sly grin on his face while leaving the airport.

SLC would've accepted the ICC ban, then appealed against the ban to the BCCI. The ban would've been cancelled then, followed by an India-SL 10 match ODI series.

Discalimer - copied and pasted from an article
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Mike Atherton just got a 2k fine.

posted on 29/3/18

comment by hounslows-finest (U6180)
posted 1 hour, 42 minutes ago
Aussie’s crying

It don’t get much better than that

I bet all the players they sledged in recent times have had a cheeky little laugh.
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Oscar winning performance.
Their rehabilitation into the Aussie cricket team for Ashes 2019 started with those tears

posted on 29/3/18

Lol, stepping down or booted Mr. Lehman?

No way he was going to survive when Smithy said Leadership is involved.

comment by Maynard (U1029)

posted on 29/3/18

Whilst the ban is maybe a tad harsh on Smith and Bancroft I did feel for Steve Smith on this one, yes he's cheated but he's been given a huge ban here (I did joke a years ban but didn't expect it)

Remember this is Cricket Australia not the ICC who gave their standard 1 match ban.

David Warner seems to be the instigator in all of this and Smith went along with it, stupidity, maybe harsh the length but meh.

Lehman had to step down tbh.

posted on 29/3/18

comment by THudd (U1029)
posted 5 hours, 49 minutes ago
Whilst the ban is maybe a tad harsh on Smith and Bancroft I did feel for Steve Smith on this one, yes he's cheated but he's been given a huge ban here (I did joke a years ban but didn't expect it)

Remember this is Cricket Australia not the ICC who gave their standard 1 match ban.

David Warner seems to be the instigator in all of this and Smith went along with it, stupidity, maybe harsh the length but meh.

Lehman had to step down tbh.
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I agree it seems like Warner was the instigator however as captain, Smith should have shut it down and its pathetic that he didn't if he wanted to have any integrity.

I think the bans are just.

posted on 31/3/18

And the winner for the cry baby Oscar is.....

David Warner

posted on 31/3/18

warner no doubt a snide caaant but smith at best was just weak not to stop it right away unless of course it has been going on for a while and its how they've created many of there wins.

I think plenty of fellow players would line up to laugh at them...typical bully mentality give it out...but can't take it.

comment by Verse (U20361)

posted on 31/3/18

OP I personally do not like Australia but the recent punishment given to Steve Smith is too much in my view.It is excessive.I would have loved to see Smith banbed for 2-3 years but even 1 year ban is too much in my view.

comment by Verse (U20361)

posted on 31/3/18

4-6 months ban would have been enough.

comment by Verse (U20361)

posted on 31/3/18

Lol Afridi14 that comment of someone which you copied was anazingly funny and real at the same time.

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