Cape Town - South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has called
for the International Cricket Council (ICC) to dish out tougher punishments for
players found guilty of ball-tampering.
"I know they (ICC) met a while ago but it doesn't look
like anything has changed. It's still the same rules and stuff, so they need to
change that," Du Plessis, who has twice been found guilty of ball
tampering, told reporters ahead of South Africa's tour of Sri Lanka.
"The penalties needs to be harsher for ball
Ball tampering incidents have rocked the sport this year,
prompting the ICC to contemplate stricter punishments after admitting that
fines were not enough to serve as a deterrent.
"I have probably said it too much but there are too many
grey areas when it comes to the ICC and the rules," the 33-year-old right
handed batsman added.
"One, you want clarity and, two, you want consistency
and that's definitely something that's not been part of that body of laws for a