‘You might level your finger at me’: Ex-Australia bowling coach David Sekar says 2018 sandpapergate was collective failure
Melbourne: Former Australia bowling coach David Saker, who was with the workforce in the course of the 2018 ball-tampering scandal, on Sunday stated it was a “monumental mistake” which may have been prevented and for which fingers may also be pointed at him.
The overview of Australia’s win-at-all-cost workforce tradition after the incident led to various punishments for then captain Steve Smith, his deputy David Warner and the person who had the sandpaper in his possession at the moment, pacer Cameron Bancroft. However Sekar felt it was a collective failure.
“Clearly lots of issues went improper at the moment. The finger-pointing goes to go on and on and on. There was lots of people responsible. It may have been me responsible, it may have been another person. It may have been stopped and it wasn’t, which is unlucky,” Saker instructed the ‘Sydney Morning Herald’.
“Cameron’s (Bancroft) a really good man. He is simply doing it to get one thing off his chest … He is not going to be the final,” he added.
Sekar lamented that the incident goes to be related to Australian cricket endlessly and there’s nothing one can do about it.
“You might level your finger at me, you may level your finger at Boof (then coach Darren Lehmann), may you level it at different individuals, after all you may,” he stated.
“The disappointing factor is it is by no means going to go away. No matter what’s stated. Everyone knows that we made a monumental mistake. The gravity wasn’t as plain till all of it got here out,” he added.
The 54-year-old Victorian made the assertion after Bancroft made a startling revelation that Australian bowlers on the time might need had some information concerning the plot.
Saker believes the incident will hound Australian cricket for many years just like the Trevor Chappell’s underarm bowling in opposition to New Zealand 40 years in the past.
Whereas Cricket Australia issued an announcement saying that it was open to a re-investigation into the incident, Saker stated he was unsure what may probably come out of it.
“I do not assume it might be unfair. I simply do not know what they’ll discover out,” Saker stated.
“It is just like the underarm, it is by no means going to go away.”
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