Another controversy has struck the Australian cricket team after a video of opener Cameron Bancroft went viral on internet on Sunday.
Bancroft who has faced a lot of heat after his yellow-tape ball-tampering incident against South Africa, may now face more trouble as the video shows that the batsman is allegedly putting a spoon of sugar in his pocket, during the Ashes against England.
In the CCTV footage, Bancroft is spotted putting something in his left pocket. No other details related to the new video have surfaced yet.
Here’s Cameron Bancroft appearing to put sugar in his pocket against England in January... pic.twitter.com/ju6W47PECc— David Coverdale (@dpcoverdale) March 24, 2018
English seamer Stuart Broad was shocked to see why the Australians would do something which is not in books of law, when they were constantly getting reverse swing.
"I saw Steve Smith in his press conference said it was the first time they've tried it, which to me, seems really surprising why they'd change a method that's been working," Broad who is playing the first test against New Zealand in Auckland, told reporters at Eden Park on Sunday.
"Look at the Ashes series that we've just played. You look through virtually all of those test matches and they reverse swung the ball in sometimes conditions that you wouldn't expect the ball to reverse, so I don't understand why they've changed their method for this one game."
When questioned about whether Smith and co. have tried something like this earlier Broad said, “I don't know Steve said it's the first time they've tried it. There's no evidence that they were doing this in the Ashes series, from what I've seen."
Steve Smith is facing a ban for one Test match and will miss the final game against South Africa.