To the end, the film is likely to score well among a section of audiences. For others, though, especially regular followers of cricket or documentary lovers coming off finely crafted recent cricket titles such as The Test or The Edge, Beyond the Boundary might struggle to resonate. Part of it is down to what a […]
On Day 3 of the third Test, Cameron Bancroft had confessed that he had used yellow sticky tape to pick up granules from the pitch and rub them on the ball in an effort to alter the ball’s condition. On the other hand, Smith confessed the “leadership group”, that included himself, knew about the ploy.
“I don’t think that there’s any evidence that we’ve seen or heard during the investigation. Clearly, the primary focus of his investigation was very much about the events of Cape Town, but also about his discussions and responsibilities was to ask questions more broadly.
“The decision made by the leadership group of the Australian team to act in this way is clearly contrary to the spirit of the game, risks causing significant damage to the integrity of the match, the players and the sport itself and is therefore ‘serious’ in nature. As captain, Steve Smith must take full responsibility […]