A year after Australia's ball-tampering scandal, West Indies have now joined the infamous\u00a0 cricketing community hall of shame, as West Indies batsman Nicholas Pooran admits to ball-tampering during the team's final match of the one-day -international series against Afghanistan which they won.This victory brought their tally to 3-0 making them the winners of the series, however this victory was totally over-shadowed by the scandal.\r\n\r\nPooran was caught on camera tampering with the ball. The ICC later released the following statement\r\n\r\n\u201cPooran was charged with violating Article 2.14 of the code, which relates to \u2018changing the condition of the ball\u2019 after video footage showed him scratching the surface of the ball with his thumbnail\u201d\r\n\r\nHAVE YOU READ!!??CM Punk Has Come Back Home To The WWE After 5 years\r\n\r\nPooran accepted the charges and as a result has been issued a four-game ban meaning that he will miss out West Indies next four T20I fixtures as well as receive 5 demerit points added to his record.\r\n\r\nIn a statement released by Cricket West Indies of behalf of Pooran, he apologized to the cricket community saying,\r\n\r\n\u201cI want to issue a sincere apology to my team mates, supporters and the Afghanistan team for what transpired on the field of play on Monday in Lucknow,\u201d\r\n\r\nHe went on to say,\r\n\r\n\u201cI recognise that I made an extreme error in judgement and I fully accept the\u00a0ICC\u00a0penalty. I want to assure everyone that this is an isolated incident and it will not be repeated. I promise to learn from this and come back stronger and wiser.\u201d\r\n\r\nHAVE YOU READ!!??LOL!!! Zodwa Wabantu Regrets Dumping Her Ex-Fiance Ntobeko Linda\r\n\r\nLast year's ball tampering scandal also known as the 'Sandpapergate Scandal' saw Australia's Cameron Bancroft, as well as skipper Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner implicated leading to them all receiving "unprecedented " sanctions as well as Smith being stripped of his captaincy.\r\n\r\nCricket West Indies is yet to issue\u00a0 out a statement on whether they will be taking any further action against the batsman but given the severity of the violation, i am sure that this will not be the last we hear\u00a0 about the scandal...\r\n\r\nFollow us on on our social media handles or download the\u00a0 official\u00a0 Sportrazzi mobile app, available on Google's Play Store, to get the latest Breaking News in the world of sports.