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Legendary South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis believes that the Australian ball tampering scandal has served as a “wake up call for everyone in international cricket”.
Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were all indicted in the incident, which occurred on the third day of the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town.
As a result, Warner and Steve Smith were banned for 12 months by Cricket Australia, while Bancroft was suspended for nine months. Smith won’t be allowed to captain Australia for two years, while Warner won’t be considered for leadership roles in the future.
“I think there has been a lot of media and a lot of talk over what has happened in the last few days. It’s probably taken up too much of everybody’s time,” Kallis was quoted as saying by the Times of India. “I can’t add to that too much but I think it’s just been a wake up call for everyone in international cricket.
“We need to look after this game and make sure we play in the right spirit and the right way.
“It’s just made players all around the world aware that you have to be careful of what you do. So like I said it’s going to be a big wake up call.”