The purported act of balll-tampering was recorded in the 35th over of India's second innings of the second England vs India Test match at Lord's
Smith, who was sacked as skipper and suspended for a year for his role in the plot, has recently expressed his desire to lead Australia again.
The scandal came back to the spotlight after Cameron Bancroft recently hinted that the Australian bowlers knew of the plan to use a sandpaper on the ball
The Australian bowlers in a joint statement published on Mitchell Starc's website had denied any wrongdoing and said it was 'time to move on'
Cameron Bancroft had appeared to imply Australia's bowlers may have known about the Newlands ball-tampering plot, which they strongly deny
Broad also agreed with Cameron Bancroft that the knowledge of the illegal ploy was not limited to the three men who were suspended for their part in it.
Bancroft was caught on camera using sandpaper on the ball in the third Test against South Africa in 2018 for which he was handed 9-month ban
The 2018 ball-tampering scandal in South Africa had led to a review of Australia's win-at-all-cost team culture
Cameron Bancroft created a fresh storm in Australian cricket by suggesting that more bowlers were aware of the ball-tampering during their Test match against South Africa in 2018
The ball-tampering scandal in 2018 had led to a review of Australia's team culture and led to one-year bans on then captain Steve Smith, his deputy David Warner and a nine-month suspension for Cameron Bancroft
David Sekar lamented that the 2018 ball-tampering scandal is going to be associated with Australian cricket forever and there is nothing one can do about it
The trio of Bancroft, Steve Smith and David Warner were banned for their roles in the ball tampering scandal.
Steve Smith served a one-year ban from playing and was disqualified from leading Australia for two years because of his role in the Sandpapergate
While the officials had a word with captains Krishnamachari Srikkanth and Imran Khan about it, there wasn't too much of a difference because umpires were pretty much powerless
There is speculation that the use of saliva to shine the ball will be stopped to cut down the risk of the highly contagious
There is speculation that the use of saliva to shine the ball will be stopped to cut down the risk of the highly contagious infection when international cricket restarts
Michael Holding believes there is 'no logic' behind the reported move as players will anyway be playing the game in a safe environment and use of saliva on the ball shouldn't be an issue
While discussions are at nascent stage, questions are already being asked about what external substances could be used if ball tampering becomes legal?
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