Jacques Kallis calls ball tampering scandal a wake-up call

Last Updated: Apr 01 2018 19:01

CRICKET- Legendary South African cricketer Jacques Kallis has said that the ball tampering scandal involving Australian team is a big wake-up call for international cricket.

Kallis, head coach of Indian premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders said on the sidelines of new JKKR Jersey launch, “I think there has been a lot of media and a lot of talk over what has happened in the last few days.”

“It’s probably taken up too much of everybody’s time. It’s just made players all around the world aware that you have to be careful of what you do. It’s going to be a big wake-up call.”

“We need to look after this game and make sure we play in the right spirit and the right way. What I will be pressing upon my players is that we play the game hard but we play fair. It’s pretty much how I would like to see KKR play and that’s how we have been playing in the past,” he added.

Australian captain Steve Smith and Vice-captain David Warner have been suspended for one year while opener Cameron Bancroft was given a nine month ban in the ball tampering scandal.