Tampering episode a wake-up call, says Kallis

Tampering episode a wake-up call, says Kallis

Former South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis has said the recent ball-tampering scandal in South Africa was a "wake-up" call for international cricket.

"I think there has been a lot of media and a lot of talk over what has happened in the last few days. It's probably taken up too much of everybody's time," the Kolkata Knight Riders head coach told reporters here.

"It's just made players all around the world aware that you have to be careful of what you do. So like I said, it's going to be a big wake-up call."

"I do not wish to add too much into it but think it's just been a wake up call for everyone in international cricket. We need to look after this game and make sure we play in the right spirit and the right way."

The KKR head coach however urged his team to play hard but in a fair manner.

"What I will be pressing upon my players is that we play the game hard but we play fair. It's pretty much how I would like to see KKR play and that's how we have been playing in the past," he added.

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