Ball-Tampering Scandal Is One Of Modern Cricket’s Great Tragedies, Says Bishan Bedi


Former India skipper Bishan Singh Bedi on Sunday termed the ball tampering scandal involving best Australian cricketers “one in every of modern-day cricket’s nice tragedies” and held the gamers liable for plunging the game into disaster. The embattled Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner stood down as captain and vice-captain respectively for remainder of Australia’s 3rd Check fit in opposition to South Africa whilst Cricket Australia investigated a ball-tampering scandal all through the 3rd day of the sport. “There is not any doubt there was a mistake and the gamers are liable for this. The captain has authorised it, said the error, best control has admitted, this isn’t a handiwork of 1 or two gamers. It is very unhappy, I want to assume it as one in every of nice tragedies of recent cricket,” Bedi stated on Sunday.

Now not one to carry again his evaluations on problems touching on the sport, Bedi stated it can be crucial that the correct message is handed directly to the children.

“In step with me, no restrict might be prescribed for strict motion. We do deceive, misguide children — profitable at any value is a message this is fallacious. Profitable is necessary, however profitable by means of truthful method, is the message we will have to unfold,” the mythical left-arm spinner stated.

CA leader James Sutherland on Sunday introduced an investigation into the scandal, which has plunged Australian cricket into disaster and led to common condemnation at house, together with from High Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Tv pictures had confirmed Smith’s teammate Cameron Bancroft, 25, taking a yellow object out of his pocket whilst fielding within the post-lunch consultation and showing to rub it at the ball.

He used to be later charged with making an attempt to modify the situation of the ball.

“For those who take a look at anyone shining the ball what’s he doing, he’s additionally converting the state of the ball, so I’m but to grasp what the regulations are, as a result of I have never noticed the incident.

“However the ball is one thing that does not keep the similar, it isn’t baseball which you convert each and every time. The allure of the sport is that you need to play otherwise with new ball, the previous ball, the opposite swing. All of it is dependent upon the lawmakers how they wish to see the sport the place.” 

Bedi and Jadeja had been talking at the sidelines of a 10-over exhibition fit between ‘Top Commissions’ and ‘Mythical Cricketers’ as a part of Commonwealth Cultural Discussion board, which used cricket to unfold consciousness about epilepsy.

“I’m pleasantly stunned that many of us have come to peer and participate within the fit. This can be a gorgeous solution to categorical oneself that this illness has no nationality, anyone can get it, so I congratulate the individuals who have come to Delhi to create consciousness concerning the illness. Its’ an excessively laudable reason,” Bedi stated.

Jadeja stated at the instance, “It is superb if you’ll use a recreation like cricket to unfold consciousness and unfold a message round, what might be higher than that, and the most efficient factor for me these days used to be to be part of birthday celebrations of my trainer Gursharan Singh.”