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09:05  25 may  2019
09:05  25 may  2019 Source:   wwos.ninemsn.com.au

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Former England cricket star Monty Panesar has admitted to ' ball tampering ' in his tell-all new book.

In the sport of cricket, ball tampering is an action in which a fielder illegally alters the condition of the ball . The primary motivation of ball tampering is to interfere with the aerodynamics of the ball to aid

Former England cricketer Monty Panesar has admitted to 'ball tampering' in his new book, detailing the life of the spin bowler.

Panesar admits to 'ball tampering' in England team© AAP England's Monty Panesar during the nets session at the MCG in 2013 Panesar shared an excerpt of his book 'The Full Monty' with the Daily Mail, where he revealed the tactics he claims the England cricket team used to maximise swing on the ball.

"We found that mints and sun cream had an effect on the saliva, and that helped the ball to reverse," Panesar wrote.

"I might also have 'accidentally' caught the ball on the zip of my trouser pocket to rough it up a little.

"That was probably a hairline fracture of the spirit of the game, even if the laws said you were allowed to 'use your uniform'."

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Monty Panesar admitted that he used sunscreen lotions, mints, saliva and tracksuit zips to make the ball reverse swing. After Pakistani cricketer, Shahid Afridi’s book ‘Game Changer‘ here comes another book written by the Former England spinner Monty Panesar which also reportedly contains

Former England cricketer Monty Panesar has appeared to admit to ' ball tampering ' in his new book, detailing the life of the spin bowler. Panesar , 37, shared an excerpt of his book 'The Full Monty' with the Daily Mail, where he revealed the tactics he claims the England cricket team used to maximise swing

He explained the directions he was given by pace bowler Jimmy Anderson among others in the team, in order to get reverse swing.

"We all tried to change the condition of the ball, because reverse swing has such a huge impact," Panesar said.

"When I came into the England side, my job was to prepare the ball for the seamers.

Panesar admits to 'ball tampering' in England team© AAP England spin bowler Monty Panesar in 2006

"They'd say, 'Listen mate, if you want to bowl with us it's on one condition. Make sure you don't get your sweaty hands on our shiny side.'

"Opening bowler Jimmy Anderson would say: 'I just want you to keep that ball as dry as possible.'

"Whether we broke the laws depends on how you interpret them."

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