Darren Lehman fumes over English sandpaper stunt


FORMER Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann has hit out on social media in response to followers being handed items of sandpaper on their solution to Australia’s one-day loss to England at The Oval.

Lehmann tweeted “your (sic) better than that?” to British journalist Alison Mitchell after she posted a photograph of sandpaper 4 and 6 playing cards being handed out to the group.

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The items of “Australian ball-tampering grade sandpaper” have been a part of an promoting stunt and it’s understood 5000 sandpaper playing cards have been confiscated within the floor.

It was Australia’s first collection because the South African ball-tampering scandal and the lack of three stars confirmed as they have been bowled out for 214 in a three- wicket loss to England.

Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft have been despatched house from the South African tour in March for his or her roles in trying to change the situation of the ball with sandpaper throughout the third Test in Cape Town.

The scandal resulted in year-long suspensions for Smith and Warner, and a nine- month ban for opener Bancroft.

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