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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Ball Scandal Rolls On

LONDON ( -- The British press continued its attack on England cricket captain Mike Atherton on Tuesday, calling for him to quit over a ball-tampering scandal.


"Michael Atherton should quit as England captain right now," said former England opener Geoff Boycott in The Sun newspaper. Atherton was fined ?2,000 ($3,000) for having dirt in his pocket to dry his hands during the test against South Africa and for misleading the match referee.


The Daily Mirror conducted a readers' poll on the affair, which overshadowed South Africa's victory at Lord's over the weekend, and reported that 100 percent of those who responded wanted Atherton to quit.