Entire Victoria team charged with ball tampering

Victoria have been charged with ball-tampering after the umpires found suspicious marks on the ball during their eight wicket Sheffield Shield victory over South Australia.

The Victorians were penalised five runs and face a disciplinary hearing after being charged by umpires under Cricket Australia’s code of conduct.

Umpires laid the charge when finding “markings on the ball” after the final delivery at Adelaide Oval on Saturday, Cricket Australia said in a statement  yesterday.

Because a sole player could not be identified as the source of the alleged tampering, the entire Victorian team, including the 12th man, have been charged.

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