By Steve Dellar  |  03-28-2018   News
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There are parts of the world where the number one most popular sport is (believe it or not) cricket. India is one of them, Pakistan is another. It was introduced to them by the British, who have taught all their former colonies in the 19th and 20th century. Therefore any multiple day cricket match mostly is played between any part of the former Great British Empire.

Last week South Africa played Australia.

During one of the matches, in order to get an advantage, one of the Australian players handled the ball in an illegal manner. Given that this is a so-called ‘gentleman’s sport’, many fans are shocked.

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In what is arguably by now the biggest scandal in Australian cricket history, it would appear three men had prior knowledge of what they were about to do and Australians are calling for their dismissal.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull: Cricket Australia must take &#39;decisive&#39; action on cheating <a href="https://t.co/LKUwDm9tuV">https://t.co/LKUwDm9tuV</a> <a href="https://t.co/QfKDayVlfv">pic.twitter.com/QfKDayVlfv</a></p>&mdash; Cricket News Hub (@CricNewsHub) <a href="https://twitter.com/CricNewsHub/status/978598515130613760?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 27, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Yesterday, a clearly emotional Australian Prime Minister Mr Malcolm Turnbull, an avid fan of the sport, said the men's cricket team cheating scandal was a "shocking affront to Australia" and told Cricket Australia to clean up the national side and wipe out the practice of ‘sledging’.

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Mr Turnbull said furthermore that Steve Smith's decision to stand down from the captaincy for the Third test was correct and called the incident a disgrace, amid rumors Australia’s national coach Mr Darren Lehmann may be forced to resign.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">[WATCH] Cricket Australia officials are in South Africa to investigate cheating by the Australian team. Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has demanded swift action against those involved. Dr Keith Parry explores this further. Courtesy <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DStv403?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#DStv403</a> <a href="https://t.co/KrxCTHcnhK">pic.twitter.com/KrxCTHcnhK</a></p>&mdash; eNCA (@eNCA) <a href="https://twitter.com/eNCA/status/978597652127350784?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 27, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Source:

https://twitter.com/BBCSport/status/978576530526830592

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