Cricket: Australian team No. 1 in stupidity, says legend Ian Chappell after sandpapergate scandal

Former Australian Test cricket captain and TV commentator Ian Chappell (right) and SportsHero CEO Tom Lapping. Chappell is the global ambassador for the SportsHero prediction app.
Former Australian Test cricket captain and TV commentator Ian Chappell (right) and SportsHero CEO Tom Lapping. Chappell is the global ambassador for the SportsHero prediction app.ST PHOTO: SYAMIL SAPARI

SINGAPORE - Sandpaper can be a lot rougher than most people think. Just ask former Australian Test cricket captain and TV commentator Ian Chappell about its long-lasting effect.

A piece of sandpaper was infamously deployed in the ball-tampering episode last month that saw three cricketers - captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner and opening batsman Cameron Bancroft - sent home to Australia during the tour of South Africa.

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