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Ian Chappell says ball tampering is ‘a disaster of their own making’

Former Australian Cricket Captain Ian Chappell says it’s going to take time for cricketers involved in ball tampering to recover.

“It’s going to take a bit of recovering from this disaster, a disaster of their own making,” he says.

Mr Chappell tells Ross Greenwood, “How the hell they ever thought they were going to get away with it, that also is mind-numbing”.

“It’ll be difficult for Steve Smith. I don’t see any way that he can get the captaincy back, and I think it’ll be hard enough for him as a player.

“It’s a very difficult thing to come back from the accusation of cheating.”

Cricket Australia is also seeking over $1 billion for television rights over the next five years, so the scandal has come at a delicate time.

“I believe Cricket Australia knocked back an offer, what I was told a pretty reasonable offer… they might be regretting that they knocked it back now.”

Listen to the full interview below

Ross also speaks with Colin Smith, Managing Director of Global Media & Sports.

He tells Ross the value of cricket broadcasting rights in Australia are “unquestionably” worth less than they were before the ball tampering scandal surfaced.

Listen to the interview with Colin Smith below

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