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"We would rather support a second rate team, than a cheating team"

Zion Dayal
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Following Australian cricket captains shock admission to cheating, Today Show reporter, Sarah Stewart, says there is an absolute outrage amongst fans over the cheating scandal.

25-year-old batsmen Cameron Bancroft altered the ball in the third test against South Africa and skipper Steve Smith admitted being party to the tampering.

The ICC has suspended Steve Smith for one test and he lost of match fee. Bancroft escaped ICC match suspension but had to pay 75% of his match fee. 

Channel Nine reporter Sarah Stewart says fans are questioning why they needed to cheat when they have one of the best bowling attacks in the world. 

"Fans are saying what they saw on screen over the weekend was terrible, saying it is not only cheating but its made worse that it was premeditated cheating that people knew about this and planned it," Stewart said.

Captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner both stood down from their leadership roles midway through the test and handed the reigns to Tim Paine. 

Stewart also says parents are having to explain to their children why their idols are cheating to win the game. 

"They are supposed to be role models to our kids, so they are now saying we have to explain to our kids why some the best cricketers in the world have decided to cheat and admitted to cheating, premeditated cheating, so yeah it's not good here in Australia at the moment," Stewart said. 

Cricket Australia are now in South Africa doing an investigation. 

View full interview here: