Du Plessis calls for tougher ball tampering punishments

Last Updated: Jul 02 2018 16:31

CRICKET- South Africa skipper Faf Du Plessis has called for tougher punishments to those found guilty of tampering with ball during matches.

Du Plessis who himself has been found of ball tampering twice, said, “I know they (ICC) met a while ago but it doesn't look like anything has changed. It's still the same rules and stuff, so they need to change that. The penalties needs to be harsher for ball-tampering.

"One, you want clarity and, two, you want consistency and that's definitely something that's not been part of that body of laws for a while now."

The latest ball tampering incident to rock the cricket world involved Australian captain and Vice-captain Steve Smith and David Warner.

South Africa is gearing up for a Sri Lanka tour which includes two Tests, five One Day Internationals (ODIs) and a Twenty20.