Richard Lewer 'The Ball Tampering Incident' Lithograph Print
The Ball Tampering Incident editioned print by Richard Lewer.
Australian cricketers Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were slapped with unprecedented bans for the roles they played in a plot to alter the condition of the ball in the Cape Town Test between Australia and South Africa in 2018. Bancroft was caught by television cameras trying to rough up one side of the ball with sandpaper, which he then slipped into his trousers, to make it swing in flight. The attempt ultimately failed, and on-field umpires decided the ball had not been altered in any noticeable way. Regardless of the outcome, the players’ were heavily condoned both locally and internationally for bring the game into disrepute. The fall out initiated a deep review into “culture and conduct” of Australia’s professional cricket teams.
Signed, edition of 15. Lithograph print, 2020.
Print size: 66cm × 45.5cm
Paper size: 76cm × 56cm
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