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EXCLUSIVE: Pat Cummins can still captain Australia even if he knew about ball tampering, says Ian Chappell – Wide World of Sports

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Pat Cummins should still be in line to succeed Tim Paine as Australian captain, even if the fast bowler had prior knowledge of the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.
That’s the view of former skipper Ian Chappell, in the wake of Cameron Bancroft’s explosive comments over the weekend suggesting that the bowlers were aware of what was going on in 2018.
“Obviously what I did benefits bowlers and the awareness around that, probably, is self-explanatory,” Bancroft told the Guardian.
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