VIDEO: Australia launch tampering probe, vows answers by Wednesday




Cricket Australia are hoping to share the results of their investigation into the ball-tampering scandal within a couple of days as they look to take control of a story that has plunged the country into turmoil.

Steve Smith stood down from his post as captain and was banned for one test match by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday (March 25) after admitting conspiring to tamper with the ball during the third test against South Africa in Cape Town.

The incident has been met with astonishment in Australia, with the protagonists — Smith, his vice captain David Warner and opening batsman Cameron Bancroft — lambasted in the media under headlines almost universally trumpeting the word “Shame”.

Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive James Sutherland said he would be heading over to South Africa later on Monday to join integrity chief Iain Roy, who is conducting the investigation.