Sydney: Former Australia wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist says that Cricket Australia (CA) should have thoroughly investigated the ball tampering case in 2018. Gilchrist said that if the CA had investigated it properly, questions would not have been raised about it.
Gilchrist told CA responsible
Gilchrist said, ‘I think CA is responsible for the constant questions that are being raised about this. Patty Howard was High Performance General Manager and Ian Roy Integrity Officer when he investigated the case. These two went there and gave a quick verdict, which no one knew about in the team.
Clarke was not surprised
On Monday, former Australian player Michael Clarke said that he was not surprised by Cameron Bancroft’s fact that the bowlers knew everything about the matter. Bancroft was the third player after Steve Smith and David Warner to face a ban for involvement in the case.
Gilchrist raised questions on CA’s investigation
Gilchrist said, ‘I don’t think CA wanted to go there. They did not want to go to the root of the matter. The CA did not investigate well. In global cricket, many people had accepted that many teams do this.
What was the whole controversy?
Bancroft was caught using sandpaper on the ball against the third Test against South Africa in 2018. The case was investigated by the CA after which Smith, Warner and Bancroft were banned. Smith was also immediately removed from the post of captaincy.