WC 2019 | Ind vs Aus: Finch defends Zampa over Ball-Tampering claims, says he uses ‘Hand Warmers’
London | Jagran Sports Desk: Australian are still recovering from the scares of ‘Ball-Tampering’ scandal of March 2018 and Sunday they again faced the same situation after some social media users claimed that spinner Adam Zampa was using some substance to tamper the ball.
Hey @ICC instead of just troubling players on putting the logo on keeper gloves, can you clarify what is this ? Are the aussies back to Old Trick ? #adamzampa #Tamperingtheball ?? pic.twitter.com/JHQ8tHv3bL— Kishan Kumar Prajapati (@orientalsabers) June 9, 2019
Adam Zampa is that sandpaper again pic.twitter.com/TZjLVSLveo— vishal kumar (@imvishal_vk) June 9, 2019
Australian skipper Aaron Finch came out in his defence and said that Zampa had ‘hand warmers’ in his pocket and he uses them in all his matches.
"I haven't seen the photos, but I know that he has hand warmers in his pocket," said Finch.
"He has them every single game he plays. I honestly haven't seen them (the images), so I can't comment too much on it. But I know for a fact that he has hand warmers every game," Finch added.
The Australian Cricket Board also clarified that Zampa has been using hand warmers even in domestic matches.
This incident immediately brought back memories of the Cape Town Test between South Africa and Australia in 2018 when Cameron Bancroft was caught rubbing sandpaper.
Bancroft was suspended for 9 months by Cricket Australia for that incident while then-Australian captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner were banned for one year.
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