Sunday, August 20, 2006

Test match farce

I have never seen anything quite like the events at The Oval this afternoon. Whether Pakistan have been ball tampering or not (and the evidence does not seem that strong), this does need to be resolved as it will overshadow the whole series. Pakistan was in a good position to win this test match with England still behind Pakistan in their second innings and with only six wickets remaining. I suspect the test match may have come to a premature end, which is a shame, as it could have been an interesting conclusion.

UPDATE – The 4th Test match has been called off and the match forfeited by Pakistan, a very sad way for the test series to end. I hope a full investigation into the events are carried by out by the ICC. I enclose the BBC report.


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