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Australia captain Mitchell Marsh could face a ban if Australia try to manipulate Scotland’s victory margin to knock reigning champions out of the T20 World Cup 2024. Recently, Australia bowler Josh Hazlewood said that the Aussies could try and manipulate margin of victory over Scotland to crash the Three Lions out of the ongoing ICC showpiece. However, in case the 2021 T20 World Champions are found guilty of doing so by the officials, skipper Marsh could face the results. 

England are set to play Oman and Namibia in their next two games in the contest and a defeat against either will knock them out of the competition. However, there might be chances that Australia win their final group match by a narrow margin to make sure Scotland qualify at England’s expense on net run-rate, with the teams getting five points each. Australia guaranteed their Super Eight spot after win over Namibia.  Check the top betting trends on the  best betting sites in India  and  1win promo code .

After the win Hazlewood said, "In this tournament you potentially come up against England at some stage again. They're probably one of the top few teams on their day and we've had some real struggles against them in T20 cricket, so if we can get them out of the tournament that's in our best interest as well as probably everyone else. It'll be interesting to see. We've never really been in this position before as a team, I don't think, so whether we have discussions or not, we'll just try and play it again the way we did tonight. That'll be up to [other] people, not me."

If Australia decide to do so, Marsh could be banned for up to two of their three Super Eight matches. He could be charged under Article 2.11 of the ICC’s code of conduct, which is designed to prevent impact of inappropriate strategies.  

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