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PCB to "wait and watch" ICC reaction over MCC decision on Oval Test

Karachi, Oct 29 : The PCB has reportedly refused to react to MCC's recommendation to the ICC to overturn its decision to award a draw for the disputed England-Pakistan Test at The Oval in August 2006, after Pakistan team led by Inzamam-ul-Haq left the team following a ball-tampering controversy.

"The Board has adopted wait and watch policy and will decide a future course of action after reviewing ICC's reaction on the MCC ruling," The News quoted a senior PCB official as saying.

PCB Director-General Saleem Altaf said: "It is an issue between the ICC and the MCC and we are not a direct party in this case. We will see how the ICC reacts to the MCC ruling and then decide our (PCB's) course of action."

The MCC, the cricket laws making body, said yesterday that the ICC had "no legal power" to change the result of the Oval Test in which Pakistan refused to play, but nor does it plan to restore the original forfeit despite being roundly condemned by the game's independent lawmaker and conscience.

The MCC said it will refuse to recognise the draw that was awarded by the ICC for the disputed 2006 Oval Test, in which Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq staged a sit-in protest after umpires Darrell Hair and Billy Doctrove charged his team with ball-tampering.

Altaf said that the PCB in the meantime will discuss its strategy about the Oval Test issue once its chairman Ijaz Butt returns from a personal visit later this week.

Story first published: Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 20:04 [IST]
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