• Handscomb: Video was misleading

    Australia batsman Peter Handscomb denied having any involvement in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.

    The ball-tampering scandal in the third Test in Cape Town in March saw Cameron Bancroft, David Warner and Steve Smith face heavy bans for their involvement.

    SuperSport video footage emerged of Bancroft hiding sandpaper in his trousers which he and former captain Steve Smith admitted to in post-day press conference. The video footage also suggested that Handscomb was involved in passing on instructions from former coach Darren Lehmann to Bancroft on the field.

    Handscomb denied his involvement and suggested that the video footage was altered.

    ‘It’s actually amazing how much the media edited it. It shows me on the walkie talkie then running out talking to Cam,’ he said.

    ‘I get put into a catching position next to Cam… and literally was just trying to have a joke with him. There was nothing else, mate. All this build-up about me trying to do something there was just, it wasn’t there.’

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