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Is there an ODI/T20 series to follow?  Maybe just as well if there isn't one -enough is enough already!

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I agree J1M1. Pack your bags and go. Come back with a clean slate. This tour is ruined.

Enough is enough!

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So, for SA a hollow victory looms as Aus are going to be stripped of two decent batsmen.  Shame!

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Cape Town - Australian opener David Warner has reportedly lost the plot as the Newlands ball-tampering saga gains momentum.

After being stripped of the vice-captaincy on day four of the third Test against the Proteas at Newlands on Saturday, it is looking increasingly likely that the 31-year-old was heavily involved in the decision made by the Australian leadership to illegally manipulate the condition of the ball during that match.

It was opener Cameron Bancroft and skipper Steve Smithwho faced the music and admitted to their involvement, but an internal investigation from Cricket Australia (CA) is expected to place Warner in the middle of the circus as well. 

According to Fox Sports Australia, Warner has not been handling the backlash well. 

The website reported that Warner had spent Sunday night drinking champagne at the team hotel bar in Cape Town and that he had fallen out with his team-mates, some of whom reportedly asked for him to be removed from the hotel. 

The article adds that Warner removed himself from a team WhatsApp group, and quoted one source as saying that Warner had "gone rogue" since the ball-tampering story broke. 

Warner has been at the centre of controversy in the series. 

In Durban, he clashed with Quinton de Kock in a now infamous stairway altercation while, in Cape Town, he claimed to be the victim of heavy abuse from the Newlands crowd. 

With Smith already suspended for the fourth Test in Johannesburg, Warner's absence will mean that the visitors go into their series decider missing their two best batsmen. 

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59 minutes ago, Hawk_Eye said:

So, for SA a hollow victory looms as Aus are going to be stripped of two decent batsmen.  Shame!

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Cape Town - Australian opener David Warner has reportedly lost the plot as the Newlands ball-tampering saga gains momentum.

After being stripped of the vice-captaincy on day four of the third Test against the Proteas at Newlands on Saturday, it is looking increasingly likely that the 31-year-old was heavily involved in the decision made by the Australian leadership to illegally manipulate the condition of the ball during that match.

It was opener Cameron Bancroft and skipper Steve Smithwho faced the music and admitted to their involvement, but an internal investigation from Cricket Australia (CA) is expected to place Warner in the middle of the circus as well. 

According to Fox Sports Australia, Warner has not been handling the backlash well. 

The website reported that Warner had spent Sunday night drinking champagne at the team hotel bar in Cape Town and that he had fallen out with his team-mates, some of whom reportedly asked for him to be removed from the hotel. 

The article adds that Warner removed himself from a team WhatsApp group, and quoted one source as saying that Warner had "gone rogue" since the ball-tampering story broke. 

Warner has been at the centre of controversy in the series. 

In Durban, he clashed with Quinton de Kock in a now infamous stairway altercation while, in Cape Town, he claimed to be the victim of heavy abuse from the Newlands crowd. 

With Smith already suspended for the fourth Test in Johannesburg, Warner's absence will mean that the visitors go into their series decider missing their two best batsmen. 

CA should bring them home finish and klaar. Will send the message they choose a series loss over cheating

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34 minutes ago, Mata Hari said:

CA should bring them home finish and klaar. Will send the message they choose a series loss over cheating

What about the money?

i am no fan of Warners but to me it looks like the bowlers have banded together to sink him.

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The Bull ring is going to be an interesting place this weekend!!

Some players may be very grateful to Mervyn Gregory Hughes for the plexi-glass tunnel...............:36_11_6:

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4 hours ago, J1M1 said:

The Bull ring is going to be an interesting place this weekend!!

Some players may be very grateful to Mervyn Gregory Hughes for the plexi-glass tunnel...............:36_11_6:

Not going?

 

i am there on Saturday

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In my opinion CA are covering up a bit. Maybe they could explain what the coach said on the walkie talkie that caused Bancroft to try hide the yellow tape?

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13 minutes ago, Stu said:

In my opinion CA are covering up a bit. Maybe they could explain what the coach said on the walkie talkie that caused Bancroft to try hide the yellow tape?

Clearly a cover up.

imho Smith and Warner have been given a promise that if they keep their heads down and don't implicate others they will come back after the ban. The big loser is Bancroft.

i seriously cannot believe that some,of the supposedly best bowlers in test cricket did not know that the ball was being tampered with.

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6 hours ago, taipan said:

Not going?

 

i am there on Saturday

Tempted

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6 hours ago, J1M1 said:

Is Sutherland's nick-name..........VANILLA?

Well at least he didn't call in sick or blame it on Van Riebeck.

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Didn't take long ... the Barmy Army have a new ditty:

“Steve Smith is an Aussie

He wears a baggy cap

And when he saw some sticky tape

He said I’m having that...

He gave it Cameron Bancroft

Who rubbed it on the ball

Those cheating Aussie convicts

They’ll never change at all!

Oh...Davie Warner’s Aussie

He wears the baggy green

He dribbles like a caveman

His behaviour’s obscene

He’s rather fond of Candy

She gives him such a thrill

But when he offers her de Kock

She begs for Sonny Bill!”
 

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So far Smith and Warner have lost at least $4 million of annual income each. Now CA has lost $20 million sponsor.

Bogan Dave expected to unlease some lawyers so the carnage may continue. His argument is that the penalty is excessive taking a line through Fafs dual convictions

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8 hours ago, Docker said:

So far Smith and Warner have lost at least $4 million of annual income each. Now CA has lost $20 million sponsor.

Bogan Dave expected to unlease some lawyers so the carnage may continue. His argument is that the penalty is excessive taking a line through Fafs dual convictions

Lloyd Burnard - Wanderers

Johannesburg - In a shocking turn of events, Darren Lehmann has stepped down as coach of the Australian cricket team.

Stand-in Australian captain Tim Paine had expected to address media at the Wanderers on Thursday ahead of the fourth Test against the Proteas, but instead Lehmann arrived and delivered the news. 

"Telling the players was the toughest thing I have ever had to do," he said.

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He was going to get the lemon when he got back so he jumped before the push. Thanks for the good times but time for a change 

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Steve Smith's press conference was a bit of a reality check. I feel sorry for him. 

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