Tale of the silicone tape
England batsman Kevin Pietersen on 7 August 2013 angrily denied reports that he was one player in the Ashes series using silicone tape on his bat to avoid nicks being detected by "Hot Spot" technology.
The allegations were made by Australia's Channel Nine television but Pietersen said he would be "stupid" to try to cheat the system while Australia captain Michael Clarke denied any knowledge of sharp practice.
Nine suggested both sides were under suspicion of trying to "fool" Hot Spot, which uses thermal cameras to see if a batsman has hit the ball, either with his bat or pad. [TAG:CYCSPL]
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