This confirms steve waugh to be the greatest cricketere currently playing
the game, after the cricket world is rocked with sachin tendulkar caught
illegally tampering with the ball.
I call for him to be banned for life, rather than simply a one match
Tendulkar guilty of ball tampering: report
AP - Indian cricket star Sachin Tendulkar has reportedly been found guilty
of ball tampering.
Tendulkar was filmed running his fingernails through the seam of the ball
while bowling in the second Test between India and South Africa.
Match referee Mike Denness of England found Tendulkar guilty after viewing
tapes of the incident, the South African Press Association said, quoting
unnamed sources close to the Indian cricket team.
Tendulkar was banned for one Test match, but the sentence was suspended
until the end of the year, the news agency said. He was also fined 75 per
cent of his match fee.
Denness was due to officially announce his findings on Tuesday morning.
Denness also disciplined five other Indian players, including skipper
Saurav Ganguly, the SAPA report said.
Ganguly was reportedly banned for one Test match and two one-day
internationals until the end of the year for not controlling his players on
the field. This sentence was also suspended until the end of the year.
Virender Sehwag was banned for one Test match and will miss the last game of
the three-match series in Pretoria after he was found guilty of excessive
appealing. He was also fined 75 percent of his match fee.
Opening batsman Shiv Sunder Das, wicketkeeper Deep Dasgupta and spinning ace
Harbhajan Singh all received suspended sentences of one Test match until the
end of the year and were also fined 75 percent of their match fee for
excessive appealing, SAPA said.
Rain restricted play on the fourth day of the Test to just 25 overs. Chasing
395 runs to win, India ended the day 1-28.