Langer is new Aus cricket team coach
Melbourne: Justin Langer was unveiled as the new head of coach of the Australian cricket team at a press conference here on Thursday.
Langer takes charge after Darren Lehmann resigned following a ball-tampering scandal in March which rocked the world of cricket, reports EFE news agency.
Steve Smith, David Warner were banned for one year, while player Cameron Barcroft was handed a nine-month suspension, for their roles in the incident. "Cameron Bancroft and Steve Smith love the game more than anyone I know. They are cricket tragics and they're great kids. That's why it was such a surprise they made the mistake they did. They've made a mistake. We've all made mistakes, we can all get better at things. Davey Warner is the same, he's a really good young bloke", Langer said.
A probe by Cricket Australia confirmed that, under instruction from Warner, Bancroft used sandpaper to damage the ball.