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Tim Paine book, Sandpapergate, South Africa, Steve Smith, David Warner, Cape Town

Tim Paine has opened up on the infamous Sandpapergate that rocked Australian cricket, revealing the entire team was “stunned” in the wake of the controversy.

The former Australian Test captain also accused a rival team of ball-tampering, claiming he “saw it happen” but that it was covered up.

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Writing in his newly-released autobiography, The Price Paid, Paine touched on a number of key chapters in his career, including the sexting scandal that saw him stand down as skipper.

Paine also wrote extensively about the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town and one of his biggest regrets — that Cameron Bancroft, Steve Smith and David Warner had to cop the brunt of the scrutiny.

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