South Africa vs Australia, 3rd test: Bancroft could face ball tampering questions

AFP
Published Mar 24, 2018, 9:37 pm IST
Updated Mar 24, 2018, 9:37 pm IST
incident captured by television cameras during the third day of the third Test.
Bancroft appeared to have an object in his hand after fielding the ball at cover. (Photo: AP)
 Bancroft appeared to have an object in his hand after fielding the ball at cover. (Photo: AP)

Capetown: Australian opening batsman Cameron Bancroft could face questions over an incident captured by television cameras during the third day of the third Test against South Africa at Newlands.

Bancroft was spoken to by umpires Nigel Llong and Richard Illingworth during the 43rd over of South Africa's second innings today after appearing to have an object in his hand after fielding the ball at cover.

 

While the umpires were conferring, Bancroft appeared to place a small yellow object in his underpants. When the umpires went across to talk to him he reached into a pocket and showed them what seemed to be a different object - what looked like a soft pouch for sunglasses.

The umpires took no action and did not change the ball.

There were boos from a capacity crowd at Newlands when the incident was shown on the big screen at the ground.

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