New polling reveals that Australians still believe that the Australian national cricket team is the fairest in the world – despite the ball-tampering scandal which took place in March last year.
Nearly a third of Australians (29%) polled said that the country’s players were the most ethical in world cricket. The New Zealand team came second, polling just five percent less (24%), with England third on ten percent. Of the major cricket-playing nations, Pakistan polled the lowest, with just 1% of Australians believing that Pakistan was the fairest team around.
Ned Morris, Managing Director at YouGov Sport Australia and New Zealand, the research agency which commissioned the polling, said:
“It’s encouraging that Australians still believe in this side after all it’s been through. I think most Australians see that our cricketers are on a road to redemption. Of course, the quickest way to get there will be to win the World Cup and put some clear blue water between the ball-tampering episode and this squad of players.”
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Notes to editors:
- This poll is from a sample of 1,087 Australians
- Polling was carried out to Market Research Society guidelines and is weighted to the national profile of adults
- For more details on this poll the company and our products, contact Ned Morris, Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand – firstname.lastname@example.org