Johannesburg, Mar 29 (AP) Australia cricket coach Darren Lehmann says he will quit after the final Test against South Africa, citing the emotional stress of the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. Also Read - IPL 2020, KKR vs RCB: Will Sunil Narine Replace Andre Russell in Eoin Morgan-Led Kolkata Playing 11?

Lehmann says he came to his decision after watching news coverage of Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft returning home having confessed to cheating in the third test last weekend. Also Read - Drug Nexus Case: Court Extends Rhea Chakraborty’s Brother Showik Chaktraborty’s Custody Till November 3

A tearful Lehmann insisted the decision to quit was his, and he was not fired by his bosses over the scandal that has plunged the team into crisis. Also Read - Navratri 2020: When is Durga Ashtami, Mahanavami and Dussehra? Know About Dates, Puja, Vidhi Here

Captain Smith, vice-captain David Warner and opening batsman Bancroft all received bans.

The final Test in Johannesburg starts tomorrow.

South Africa lead the series 2-1. (AP) AH AH

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