Tim Paine alleges South African ball tampering followed Australian sandpaper scandal

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  • Former Australia Test captain makes allegations in new book
  • Paine concedes Australian tampering was ‘next level’

Tim Paine has accused South Africa of ball tampering in the Test match immediately after Australian cricket was rocked by the sandpaper-gate scandal. Paine made the explosive claims in his autobiography The Price Paid, with the former Test captain becoming the first player to lift the lid on the 2018 Cape Town Test in a tell-all book.

Paine denies any suggestion of a team meeting around the plan for Cameron Bancroft to use sandpaper on the ball during the third Test of the series against South Africa. And he says he was stunned and his heart sank as replays showed Bancroft hiding the sandpaper in his pants before being spoken to by umpires.

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Written by Australian Associated Press
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