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15:50  13 november  2019
15:50  13 november  2019 Source:   skysports.com

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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

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a man wearing a hat and sunglasses: Nicholas Pooran will represent Yorkshire as an overseas player next year © Getty Nicholas Pooran will represent Yorkshire as an overseas player next year

West Indies batsman Nicholas Pooran has been banned for his country's next four Twenty20 matches after admitting to tampering with the ball.

The Windies won their one-day international series against Afghanistan 3-0 but the result has been overshadowed by Pooran's actions in the final match in Lucknow.

Cameras caught the 24-year-old using his thumb to scrape at the ball and seam and when charged under the International Cricket Council's code, by English match referee Chris Broad, he accepted.

Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith © Reuters Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith

A statement from the governing body read: "Pooran was charged with violating Article 2.14 of the code, which relates to "changing the condition of the ball" after video footage showed him scratching the surface of the ball with his thumbnail.

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Ball tampering has become a huge issue in the world of cricket after Steve Smith and David Warner were handed 1-year bans on charges of tampering the Shai Hope and Pooran are currently at the crease. They are chasing a target of 250 to complete the whitewash while Afghanistan are chasing a

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"He will now miss the next four T20I games for the West Indies and will have five demerit points added to his record."

Pooran, who has re-signed as Yorkshire's overseas player next year, will now miss the forthcoming short-form series against Afghanistan and one subsequent match. He will still be available for the Test leg of the tour.

a man holding a baseball bat: Pooran's half-century helped West Indies to a series-clinching win over Afghanistan in the second ODI © Getty Pooran's half-century helped West Indies to a series-clinching win over Afghanistan in the second ODI

"I want to issue a sincere apology to my team-mates, supporters and the Afghanistan team for what transpired on the field of play on Monday in Lucknow," Pooran said.

"I recognise that I made an extreme error in judgement and I fully accept the ICC penalty. I want to assure everyone that this is an isolated incident and it will not be repeated. I promise to learn from this and come back stronger and wiser."

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