Ball Tampering in professional cricket

In SW Londoner’s Glossing Over the Rules podcast George Dabby, Andy Gerlis and Alasdair Hooper explore the role of food in cricket ball tampering.

In light of South African captain Faf du Plessis’ fine for ball tampering, with the use of a breath mint in November 2016, the team find out what foods would be best suited for creating swing on a ball.

With interviews from respected cricket writer Richard Heller, food scientist Geoffrey Smithers and a practical test at Lord’s Cricket Ground the history and science becomes a lot clearer.