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Heard rumours what they were saying to berstow in the tests in Australia, now they are kicking up about getting some back about Warner’s wife.  The ashes in oz was pure bullying by the players and press and our players couldn’t handle it.   In anyother work place this wouldn’t be excepted.     As for this a one match ban and match fee deducted is a cop out should be a 15 match ban which with the 3 formats should be a fair ban

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2 hours ago, Cornishfarmer said:

As for this a one match ban and match fee deducted is a cop out should be a 15 match ban which with the 3 formats should be a fair ban

Personally think the Aussies should get a grip on this and not pick Smith and whoever else instigated this issue ever again. But they won't, clearly, winning means more to them than ethics and integrity. They've shown this over recent years by their behaviour and the fact it's been tolerated and even encouraged by the Aussie cricket establishment, press and public.

It's time for the cricket authorities to take a step back and have a good look at the game and themselves. There should be more specific rules against cheating and unsportsmanlike behaviour, and stricter punishments. Especially, sledging needs to be clamped down on. I've always regarding this as a form of cheating ie deliberately putting off your opponent while they are trying to concentrate on their game. If comments are unwelcome on the field of play then this should be respected and tongues held. If a player is happy to banter then fair enough, but some players like to be quiet and concentrate fully between balls.

The game of cricket should be above all this nonsense. Bring back the attitude of "it's just not cricket"!

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