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Axed captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner and batsman Cameron Bancroft have all been sent home from South Africa.
"I understand and share the anger and disappointment of Australian fans," Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland said at a press conference in Johannesburg.
Australia captain Steve Smith had already been replaced as skipper of rival side Rajasthan Royals in the cash-rich Twenty20 competition due to start next month.
Australia skipper Steve Smith has already been suspended for one Test and docked his entire match fee by the International Cricket Council for his role in a plot.
Australia cricket captain Steve Smith and opening batsman Cameron Bancroft this week admitted to employing ball-tampering methods to gain advantage over hosts South Africa.
Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull described the cheating crisis as a "shocking affront to Australia".
Chappell's underarm ball along the ground was a spur of the moment decision with New Zealand needing six off the last ball to tie the one-day game.
Afghanistan and the Windies qualified for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, to be played from May 30 to July 14 in England and Wales, after finishing as the top two sides.
Australia's Steve Smith was stripped of the Australian captaincy on Sunday and suspended for one test match by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Cricket Australia refuted erroneous media reports from earlier on Monday that Smith had already left South Africa and was flying to home to Sydney.
South Africa captain Faf du Plessis hopes to exploit Australia’s disarray following the ball-tampering controversy that has led to the banning of their captain Steve Smith.
This high esteem, and Australians' deep love of the game helps explain the stunned disbelief that has greeted skipper's Steve Smith's admission that he cheated.
Clarke acknowledged many fans would struggle to find sympathy for Smith over his role in a plan to have batsman Cameron Bancroft change the condition of the ball.
Both Afghanistan and West Indies had already made sure of their places in the 2019 World Cup by topping the 10-team qualifying tournament in Zimbabwe.
The Titans were crowned champions on Sunday after winning the Sunfoil Series four-day franchise competition in a closely contested final round.
Australia has gone down to the Proteas on day four of the third test at Newlands and not even ball tampering could save them.
Steve Smith and David Warner have agreed to stand down as Captain and Vice-Captain respectively, for the remainder of the Test match.
The England pace bowler also questioned why Australia would want to tamper with the ball when they managed to generate reverse swing in the recent Ashes series.
Here are five incidents where Steve Smith made headlines for reasons other than his batting since taking over the captaincy in 2015.
Captain Steve Smith has admitted he was the mastermind of the premeditated plan hatched during the lunch break, adding that the team's "leadership group knew about it".
There have been calls for Steve Smith to step down or be sacked after the captain admitted being the mastermind.
Attention diverted from the match situation when Bancroft appeared to be attempting to temper with the ball.
Australia captain Steve Smith insisted he will not quit after teammate Cameron Bancroft was caught using a yellow object to alter the condition of the ball.
Only 63 overs were sent down on day three because of a wet outfield at the start. would like to send you push notifications.
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