Fantasy Cricket – Ball Tampering Incidence in Cricket History

Of course, cricket can be played with any kind of round ball. Cricket game mainly comprises of bat, ball and wickets along with the people playing with them. In online fantasy cricket game, ball plays the major part in letting us score good points to win prizes with our selected team.

There are many instances in the history of cricket when a game is won entirely through good bowling. Those are the games exciting for fantasy cricket at 11wicket.com as well. But there are also instances when some player tampers the balls in order to win a match.

Let us dig in some of those instances today. Read on:

Shoaib Akhtar got banned for 2 ODI

Pakistan’s outspoken and fiery fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar was banned for two ODI. He was fined 75% of his match fee for scratching ball surface during ODI against New Zealand in Sri Lanka.

Sachin Tendulkar in controversy

Match referee Mike Denness was the focal point when he penalised six Indian players. And handed a suspended one-game ban to Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar. It was for ball-tampering during the second test against South Africa at Port Elizabeth.

Waqar Younis fined

Eight years after being first accused for ball-tampering by the British media during the series against England, Pakistan’s fearsome fast bowler Waqar Younis became the first cricketer to be fined for a similar offence.

England captain Michael Atherton caught on camera

The famous “dirt in the pocket” incident happened when England captain Michael Atherton took dirt off the pitch. Put it in his pocket and was caught on camera using it on the ball.

Stuart Broad faced accusations

England fast bowler, Stuart Broad faced accusations of ball-tampering. It was when he rubbed the ball on the ground with spikes. It was during a test match against South Africa in Cape Town.

Faf du Plessis fined

South African skipper, Faf du Plessis was fined 100% of his match. He was also given three penalty points for ball tampering during second test match against Australia.

Shahid Afridi banned

Shahid Afridi of Pakistan was banned for two ODIs after being found guilty of ball-tampering. It was during his team’s two-wicket defeat against Australia at WACA.

James Anderson faced accusations

Like Stuart Broad, England fast bowler, James Anderson also faced accusations of ball-tampering when he rubbed the ball on the ground with spikes during a test match against South Africa at Cape Town.

Rahul Dravid ball-tampering offender

The Indian Wall, Rahul Dravid is also shockingly in the list of ball tampering offenders. Dravid was caught on camera applying lozenge on the ball during the Zimbabwe batting at the Gabba during a one-day international in Australia.

Pakistan team penalized

In one of the most controversial episodes, the Pakistan team refused to play in 2006, after being penalized for ball tampering during a test match against England at The Oval.

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