Monday, August 21, 2006

It just ain't cricket

Breaking news from the SMH website:
The fourth Test was abandoned today and awarded to England after Pakistan forfeited the match when they stayed in their dressing room following a row over ball-tampering, a joint statement said.

Pakistan refused to return to the field after tea on day four at The Oval after Darrell Hair and fellow umpire Billy Doctrove had earlier imposed a five-run penalty against them for ball-tampering and changed the ball.

When Pakistan did later take to the field, the umpires did not appear, leading to extensive negotiations that ended with the abandonment several hours later.

England wins the four-Test series 3-0.

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Update: A summary in lawman's terms and the BBC's report.

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