Fourth Test in doubt amid claims players want to abandon tour

Fourth Test in doubt amid claims players want to abandon tour, by The Australian.

Australia’s cricket team is in upheaval and players want to quit the tour of South Africa and abandon the fourth and final Test, a former player says.

Gavin Robertson told Fox Sports News on Tuesday night that morale within the dressing room is so bad that players don’t want to play in the next Test, which begins on Friday. …

CA chief James Sutherland has confirmed Lehmann will remain in his job but Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft face lengthy bans over the ball-tampering incident in Cape Town. …

Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland this morning announced Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft will catch a plane to Australia today after the preliminary findings into the ball tampering scandal. …

Cricket Australia confirmed yesterday that Queensland opener Matthew Renshaw was flying out to take disgraced captain Smith’s place in the side. … Glenn Maxwell and Joe Burns will also fly out to replace Warner and Bancroft.