Steve Smith to remain Australian captain as CA investigates ball-tempering scandal
Melbourne : Cricketer Steve Smith will remain captain of team Australia by the time CA investigates a ball-tampering scandal during the third Test against South Africa. There have been demands for Smith's resignation after he admitted to being the mastermind of the incident.
Chief executive James Sutherland said that it is a shocking incident for Cricket Australia, but the governing body wants to get a clear picture before taking any decision. "I understand that that is not necessarily the fullness of response that everyone is looking for right now. But you will appreciate that there's an element of the process that needs to be undertaken here," Sutherland told reporters in Melbourne.
"We will work very hard over the next couple of days to get to the bottom of it -- to understand the big picture, to understand the detail and to be making further comment on that in due course."
As per television footage of the match, Smith's teammate Cameron Bancroft, 25, can be seen tampering the ball with a yellow object on the field. Cameron has been charged with attempting to change the condition of the ball.