Experts believe the $5 piece of torn sandpaper could fetch at least $10,000 at ...

The piece of sandpaper at the centre of Australia's shameful ball tampering scandal is expected to fetch at least $10,000 at an auction - if it's ever found. 

Experts believe the torn piece of sandpaper, which cricketer Cameron Bancroft shoved down his pants during a Test against South Africa, could sell for five figures.

Rick Milne, an expert in collectables and antiques, said the sandpaper could be one of the nation's most sought-after memorabilia if it ever lived to see an auction room.

The everyday coated abrasive could be bought in hardware stores at $5 for a 12-pack. 

The piece of sandpaper used by cricketer Cameron Bancroft is expected to fetch at least $10,000 at an auction

Questions are circling on the whereabouts of the sandpaper which is at the centre of Australia's ball-tampering scandal

Questions are circling on the whereabouts of the sandpaper which is at the centre of Australia's ball-tampering scandal

Cameron Bancroft (pictured) addresses the media over the ball-tampering scandal 

Cameron Bancroft (pictured) addresses the media over the ball-tampering scandal 

Mr Milne told the Herald Sun the sandpaper's value would be based on how much it affected cricket on a national and international scale - adding that buyers loved memorabilia that held deeper meaning.

'Its

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