78 comments
Sandy Keizerwaard
Sandy Keizerwaard

Why don't the ICC check Warner's bowling stint he also did something to the ball whilst bowling, but it does not matter, Shame on you ICC and Aussies take the shine off Proteas and South Africa winning the 5 one day series and also the two test matches. Bad losers

Bekezela Gcaba
Bekezela Gcaba

This is bad for Austr..., SA beat them in 6games in a raw an now they makes a negative storry about SA's captain.what a shame

Simon Nkeane
Simon Nkeane

They were just trying to destabilise our proteas and penalised us for beating Australia in Australia, who are they and why can't they be beaten?

Riekie Swart
Riekie Swart

Fight DAD.. You do the same as LL cricketers did\U0001f44d\U0001f44d\U0001f44d

Bernadette Naidoo
Bernadette Naidoo

The Aussies are sore losers and will do any ting to shift the focus from them and there's so much more going on than meets the eye accusing Faf is ludicrous when creams and lotions come into play here also .it's a damned shame !!!!!!

Gontse Matea
Gontse Matea

ICC in a spot of bother now.... huge mistake this!!

Lenore Jean Killey Barlow
Lenore Jean Killey Barlow

I agree.................... ridiculous!!!! What about Kluesner way back with his gum chewing? He was sponsored ..... I can assure you that wasn't sugar-free gum!!! They all eat sweets, drink sugar drinks, etc.............. It's because it was Faf and he has a previous conviction of ball tampering!!

Phakoe Maine
Phakoe Maine

Dey wer jus tryin to distabilise da team

Wiehann Bergh
Wiehann Bergh

Then they should ban the use of facial products as well...any kind of cream you would apply in the morning maybe after a shave or the sunscreen. Perspiration whiped from the forehead would then contain an artificial substance used in shining the ball

Daryl Balfour
Daryl Balfour

The only way to stop this 100% is to ban the polishing of the ball, full stop. Guess how well that will go down. But then the ICC don't really seem to have the best interests of cricket at heart.

Eric Potgieter
Eric Potgieter

The rules have been violated. Don't allow your dislike of the Aussies to cloud the cheating.

Zelda de Ridder
Zelda de Ridder

I still say. Even with no spit or.mint or chewing gum on the ball, we totally destroyed them and they can't stand it.\U0001f60a

Richard Elgar
Richard Elgar

ICC with egg on the face again....will they ever learn

Fiona Ursula Liang
Fiona Ursula Liang

Haha if Thuli was still the public protector she would have investigated the capture of the icc #mintgatemustfall

Asanda Lali
Asanda Lali

Australians are bad losers its in their gins

Margo George
Margo George

the indian controled icc dont want sa to become nr.1

Marie Rishworth
Marie Rishworth

Die Aussies het dit al hoeveel keer gedoen en daar was niks van gese.

Tristan Jones
Tristan Jones

Aussie papers say faf cheated?? Listen the only ones who cheated are the aussie test team. They cheated the public out of watching competitive test cricket..dumbass australian media

Naretha Nortier
Naretha Nortier

Go to Fox Sport Australia - read all the negative comments!

Muhammad Moosa
Muhammad Moosa

Doubt Kohli will get the same "privileges" as Faf..this episode stinks. To so hastily conclude matters as well as waste 3 HOURS of the SA captains time is ludicrous !!

Walied Arends
Walied Arends

Well let me take you all in South Africa down memory lane.....Shane Warne,Mark Waugh was involved in a betting scandal as well as Hansie..[R.I.P ] YET Hansie was the only one ridiculed...humiliated....and written about..why was your journalist not relentless to the others...?????

Will Van der Ryst
Will Van der Ryst

This thing turned into a witch hunt, the ICC were biased and influenced and wanted to make an example of Faf.

Muhammad Moosa
Muhammad Moosa

Barry Richards relates how in the early 70s , Big Vince was fingered by an umpire for using hair cream on the ball whereupon Richards protested "But he's bald ump!" to general laughter and on went the game.Point being that the on field umpires should decide what happens.

Lena Nel Vosloo
Lena Nel Vosloo

Jaloers op Faf ....Ausies hulle gaan julle wee oorwin ...

Emmanuel Wale Sundawana
Emmanuel Wale Sundawana

Australians are the bad loosers.. if FAF was playing for india it will. Be a war of words.. and indians will be leaving that tour

Marc Skimmel Von Fintel
Marc Skimmel Von Fintel

Shocking decision made by them,hope we stomp them in the final game and make it a white wash,then look at them grying like babies,the Aussies are weak now,so they have to cry about loosing

Bevan Malgat Weber
Bevan Malgat Weber

Isnt it so suspicious that the hearing was rushed and that faf got fined so much when he got fined half his match fee for rubbing the ball against his zipper. Now thats ball tampering not this about his spit on the ball. Its weird. I smell a rat.

Madimetja Phadu
Madimetja Phadu

Well elaborated... mmmm thank You... waiting for other decisions

Thulani Jaxa
Thulani Jaxa

If this Article is for argument sake I wouldn't mind your stance. But what was done by Faf is far from Sportmanship, (fairplay and intergrity) despite the delay in Kohli's case or speedy conviction of Faf. The truth is... Faf polished the ball with a sweet in his mount, through his fingure, did not only apply saliva...but polished. Thats if you looked close to the clip. So lets not confuse the Nation. He is our Faf but he messed up.

Danny B Sithole
Danny B Sithole

Are u scientific knowledged did dat play any role in the outcomes of de game I will argue for days in laymans terms opinion will convey dennotative meanings as long we humans

Thulani Jaxa
Thulani Jaxa

What counts is the "intention of the application", the results are irrelevant. Rules don't say a succesful or positive results of doctoring the equipment..but the Tempering is illegal. It was unfortunate for him for the other side of the ball not to be rough enough for a good swing. You be the judge of my 'scientific knowledged'

Sinoxolo Nkonjane
Sinoxolo Nkonjane

Thulani jaxa if you believe faf is guilty so is Kohli we are not picking sides here

Thulani Jaxa
Thulani Jaxa

If i were...I would be picking a wrong side if i would pick Kohli as Faf is my favoured player ;)

Thulani Jaxa
Thulani Jaxa

Very true my leader he is very guilty. They are both guilty.

Matt Symons
Matt Symons

It would hilarious if he did get suspended and the Aussies celebrated the suspension only to have AB show up and take his place. The Aussies would be so scared they would appeal the sentence themselves haha

Lorraine Fox
Lorraine Fox

Let it go !! What goes round comes round !!'

Happy Mohlahlo
Happy Mohlahlo

Wu cares abt wht the ICC committee saya to Faf cos tht wont chnge the fact tht th proteas hv the upper hand to dis test series.......whtever wht thy say or do wont chnge a thing abt the test series matchs so the #Aus shud accpt tht thy hv lost 2 the proteas again