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January 21, 2004

Roughing it up

A look at instances of ball-tampering over the years.

January 2004

ICC match referee Clive Lloyd found Rahul Dravid guilty of a Level 2 offence and imposed a Level 2 penalty of 50 percent of his match fee for breach of the ICC code of conduct.

The Indian vice-captain was charged under clause 2.10 of the code of conduct, which refers to changing the condition of the ball during the tri-series match against Zimbabwe at the Gabba in Brisbane on Tuesday.

India coach John Wright said, 'He was applying saliva to the ball and what happened was the saliva was coloured with that sweet [he was eating] and he wiped it off because he knew immediately it was only supposed to be saliva or perspiration.'

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