Vastavam web: England coach Trevor Bayliss said he was disappointed and embarrassed by the ball-tampering scandal that has rocked Australian cricket, describing the players’ actions in the third test against South Africa as “a terrible mistake”.“I’m obviously disappointed, and as an Australian I’m embarrassed,” Bayliss was quoted as saying by www.cricket.com.au on Tuesday.
“(Australia captain) Steve (Smith) is a lovely young bloke who has made a terrible mistake, and I’m sure Cricket Australia (CA) will work out the course of action required.Bayliss said had seen no evidence of the Australians attempting to alter the state of the ball during the Ashes series.
“I thought we were outplayed by a much better team. I’ve got no complaints,” he said.England captain Joe Root has also said he had no knowledge of any attempt to tamper with the ball in the Ashes while seamer Stuart Broad was surprised the Australians had felt the need to cheat.“If you look at the Ashes series we’ve just played, they reverse swung the ball in nearly all of those test matches, sometimes in conditions where you wouldn’t expect the ball to reverse.
“I don’t understand why they have changed their method for this one game.”CA CEO James Sutherland is giving a news briefing in Johannesburg, where he is likely to announce the punishments to be handed out to the players.Bancroft, allegedly under the instruction of Smith, was caught on camera using sticky tape to pick up granules of dirt off the pitch to rub on the ball ian order to generate reverse swing.