Bencroft was caught using sandpaper on the ball in 2018 against the third Test against South Africa. The case was investigated by the CA, after which Smith, Warner and Bencroft were banned. Smith was also immediately removed from the captaincy position.
Bancroft recently rebuffed saying that the team’s bowlers were aware of ball tampering, after which the CA said he would ask Bancroft what new information he had about the case.
Erskine said that Warner, Smith and Bencroft could have taken legal advice against their ban and that they would have won the case because it was a much weaker case. He said, ‘No doubt, these three players were not treated well. The truth is that he had done wrong, but the punishment given to him was not right for this crime. I think if one or two players had fought a case against it, they would have won. ‘
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Former Australia wicketkeeper batsman Adam Gilchrist says CA should have investigated the matter thoroughly. Gilchrist said that if the CA had investigated it well then questions would not have been raised about it. Patty Howard was High Performance General Manager and Ian Roy Integrity Officer when he investigated the case. Both of them quickly gave the verdict, which no one knew about in the team.
Former Australia captain Michael Clarke said that he was not surprised by Cameron Bencroft that the bowlers knew everything about the matter. Bencroft was the third player after Steven Smith and David Warner to face a ban for involvement in the case.