JOHANNESBURG- Chief executive of Cricket Australia James Sutherland is heading to South Africa as part of the investigation into the ball-tampering saga that has dominated the third Test between South Africa and Australia.

The Chief executive will be joined by Cricket Australia general manager Pat Howard, Head of Integrity Iain Roy in Johannesburg, where the Australian team is expected to travel on Tuesday for the final test on Friday.

Roy is expected to brief Sutherland on the investigation that was conducted, when the ball tampering incident happened in Cape Town, to determine any further action that might be taken by Cricket Australia.

A statement released by Australia’s cricket governing body, Sutherland said the inquiry is being carried out “as a matter of urgency” and that the findings will be shared with the public.

Cricket Australia chairperson David Peever said the board was fully briefed on the progress of investigation and more information will be given in the next 48 hours,

He said, “The Cricket Australia Board has been fully updated on the issue and supports James travelling to South Africa to manage the response to the investigation currently underway. We understand that everyone wants answers, but we must follow our due diligence before any further decisions are made.”

Reports did circulate that Oz captain Steve Smith had already left the country and has been banned for the final test, but Peever denied this.

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