Top Stories

Faf: I did nothing wrong - Independent Online;

Faf: I did nothing wrong - Independent Online

Independent OnlineFaf: I did nothing wrongIndependent OnlineAdelaide - Proteas captain Faf du Plessis remains steadfast that he doesn't “feel like I did anything wrong” and will appeal his 100-percent match fee fine and the three demerit points he was handed by the ICC at the Adelaide Oval yesterday. Du Plessis ...and more »

Faf du Plessis cheated and should have been banned - The Sydney Morning Herald;

Faf du Plessis cheated and should have been banned - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning HeraldFaf du Plessis cheated and should have been bannedThe Sydney Morning HeraldI think of Justice Marcus Einfeld every time I drive past a particular speed camera on the back road to the Spit Bridge. A few years ago it caught him over the speed limit, and he was initially not fined because he outright lied and said someone else ...and more »

du Plessis guilty of ball tampering, cleared to play - The Hindu;

du Plessis guilty of ball tampering, cleared to play - The Hindu

The Hindudu Plessis guilty of ball tampering, cleared to playThe HinduSouth Africa captain Faf du Plessis has been found guilty and fined for ball-tampering by the International Cricket Council but will be allowed to play against Australia this week. Du Plessis escaped a suspension which would have prevented him from ...and more »

Ponting: Faf lucky to escape ban - Sport24;

Ponting: Faf lucky to escape ban - Sport24

Sport24Ponting: Faf lucky to escape banSport24Cape Town - Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has hit out at the Proteas and feels skipper Faf du Plessis is lucky not to have received a match ban for ball tampering. Du Plessis was fined 100% of his match fee on Tuesday after being caught on ...and more »

Changes to pink ball changed SA minds on day-night Test - du Plessis - ESPNcricinfo.com;

Changes to pink ball changed SA minds on day-night Test - du Plessis - ESPNcricinfo.com

ESPNcricinfo.comChanges to pink ball changed SA minds on day-night Test - du PlessisESPNcricinfo.comSeven months ago, South Africa were "not keen" to play a day-night Test match, primarily because they had never done it before. Five months ago, they agreed to the fixture, after being assured of adequate preparation time. Now, on the eve of a match ...and more »

Faf du Plessis throws Hashim Amla, teammates under the bus after admission of guilt - dailytelegraph.com.au;

Faf du Plessis throws Hashim Amla, teammates under the bus after admission of guilt - dailytelegraph.com.au

dailytelegraph.com.auFaf du Plessis throws Hashim Amla, teammates under the bus after admission of guiltdailytelegraph.com.auSOUTH African captain Faf du Plessis argues he's no cheat but he's only succeeded in making complete fools of Hashim Amla and all his teammates. Last Friday in Melbourne, Amla put himself in the firing line by fronting a press conference with the ...and more »

Faf du Plessis: South Africa captain 'made a scapegoat' with ball-tampering fine - BBC Sport;

Faf du Plessis: South Africa captain 'made a scapegoat' with ball-tampering fine - BBC Sport

BBC SportFaf du Plessis: South Africa captain 'made a scapegoat' with ball-tampering fineBBC SportSouth Africa captain Faf du Plessis says he has been made a "scapegoat" and denied any wrongdoing after being found guilty of ball-tampering. Footage appeared to show the 32-year-old licking his finger and shining the ball while eating a sweet in the ...and more »

Faf du Plessis 'completely disagrees' with ball-tampering charge ahead of Australia vs South Africa third Test - The Independent;

Faf du Plessis 'completely disagrees' with ball-tampering charge ahead of Australia vs South Africa third Test - The Independent

The IndependentFaf du Plessis 'completely disagrees' with ball-tampering charge ahead of Australia vs South Africa third TestThe IndependentSouth Africa captain Faf du Plessis "completely disagrees" with the International Cricket Council's decision to find him guilty of ball tampering, insisting he has done nothing wrong. The 32-year-old was sanctioned by the sport's governing body after ...and more »

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis denies cheating, says made 'scapegoat' - Daily News & Analysis;

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis denies cheating, says made 'scapegoat' - Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & AnalysisSouth Africa captain Faf du Plessis denies cheating, says made 'scapegoat'Daily News & Analysis'I felt like I've done nothing wrong. It's not like I was trying to cheat or anything, I was shining the ball. It's something that all cricketers do,' says du Plessis. South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said on Wednesday he had been made a 'scapegoat ...and more »

I'm no cheat, insists Faf - Sport24;

I'm no cheat, insists Faf - Sport24

Sport24I'm no cheat, insists FafSport24Adelaide - South Africa captain Faf du Plessis insisted on Wednesday he wasn't a cheat and warned cricket authorities had opened a "can of worms" after he was found guilty of ball-tampering in controversial circumstances. Du Plessis was fined his match ...and more »

Faf du Plessis portrays himself as a charming scapegoat in ball tampering affair - dailytelegraph.com.au;

Faf du Plessis portrays himself as a charming scapegoat in ball tampering affair - dailytelegraph.com.au

dailytelegraph.com.auFaf du Plessis portrays himself as a charming scapegoat in ball tampering affairdailytelegraph.com.auOVER the past week Faf du Plessis has worn many faces. At lunch on day four in Hobart it was one of simple euphoric contentment. When passing through Adelaide airport the smug self-satisfaction of the cocky narcissist — think Nick Kyrgios on a ...and more »

Du Plessis urged to hold plans to appeal - Times LIVE;

Du Plessis urged to hold plans to appeal - Times LIVE

Times LIVEDu Plessis urged to hold plans to appealTimes LIVE“We have advised Faf to reserve his position as regards the match referee's finding and wait for the full reasons of his decision before deciding his next step‚” CSA chief executive Haroon Lorgat said at a press conference in Adelaide on Wednesday ...and more »

Faf du Plessis breaks silence following ICC verdict - Eyewitness News;

Faf du Plessis breaks silence following ICC verdict - Eyewitness News

Eyewitness NewsFaf du Plessis breaks silence following ICC verdictEyewitness NewsThe Proteas skipper was found guilty of ball tampering when he appeared to apply a substance to the ball. FILE: Proteas T20 captain Faf du Plessis. Picture: Facebook. Australia cricket · Faf du Plessis · Haroon Lorgat · International Cricket Council ...and more »

'I felt I did nothing wrong' - du Plessis - ESPNcricinfo.com;

'I felt I did nothing wrong' - du Plessis - ESPNcricinfo.com

ESPNcricinfo.com'I felt I did nothing wrong' - du PlessisESPNcricinfo.comSpeaking for the first time since being found guilty of ball-tampering on Tuesday evening, South Africa's stand-in captain Faf du Plessis used the first half of his pre-match press conference to continue to claim innocence. Du Plessis began with an ...and more »

Here's to a Doepie in mint condition - Times LIVE;

Here's to a Doepie in mint condition - Times LIVE

Times LIVEHere's to a Doepie in mint conditionTimes LIVETAKING HIS SWEET TIME: South African cricket team security chief Zunaid Wadee and captain Faf du Plessis leave the Adelaide Oval after a hearing into-ball tampering. Image by: MORNE DE KLERK/GETTY IMAGES ...and more »

Faf wants focus on cricket - Independent Online;

Faf wants focus on cricket - Independent Online

Independent OnlineFaf wants focus on cricketIndependent OnlineProteas captain Faf du Plessis wants cricket to be the main focus ahead of the Thursday's pink-ball Test against Australia after being advised by Cricket South Africa to hold back appealing the International Cricket Council's ball tampering verdict. Du ...and more »

Aussies admit to same ball-shining tactics - Yahoo7 News;

Aussies admit to same ball-shining tactics - Yahoo7 News

Yahoo7 NewsAussies admit to same ball-shining tacticsYahoo7 NewsAustralia admit using the same sweet ball-shining tactics that have left South African captain Faf du Plessis feeling like a scapegoat of world cricket. While du Plessis insists he's no cheat, Australian captain Steve Smith says his team adopt the same ...and more »

Steve Smith's stunning ball-shining admission - Fox Sports;

Steve Smith's stunning ball-shining admission - Fox Sports

Fox SportsSteve Smith's stunning ball-shining admissionFox SportsAUSTRALIAN captain Steve Smith has made a brave admission in the wake of Faf du Plessis' ball-tampering scandal — we do the same thing. Smith was asked for his thoughts on du Plessis being found guilty of breaching the ICC's code of conduct after a ...and more »

Faf du Plessis received some unexpected support - NEWS.com.au;

Faf du Plessis received some unexpected support - NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.auFaf du Plessis received some unexpected supportNEWS.com.auAUSTRALIAN captain Steve Smith made a surprising admission on Wednesday about how his own players shine the ball. All the talk ahead of the third Test in Adelaide has revolved around ball tampering after South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis was fined ...and more »

Faf du Plessis breaks silence on ball tampering row - Times of India;

Faf du Plessis breaks silence on ball tampering row - Times of India

Times of IndiaFaf du Plessis breaks silence on ball tampering rowTimes of IndiaSouth Africa Test captain Faf du Plessis has called for the ICC to review their rules regarding ball tampering after he was found 'guilty' by the ICC following a three-hour hearing at the Adelaide court on Wednesday. Even though he escaped a ban, du ...and more »