PCB appoints committee to probe 2006 Oval Test fiasco

February 13th, 2009 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Feb.13 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed a committee to probe the controversy surrounding the 2006 Oval Test, whose result was twice changed.
Umpires Billy Doctrove and Darrell Hair ruled that Pakistan had forfeited the match after captain Inzamam-ul Haq refused to take the field against England following accusations of ball tampering.
Pressure from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) saw the result of the Test match changed from an England win to a draw by “match abandoned” by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in July.
However, the ICC board this month reversed that decision after pressure from Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), which said it believed the move contravened the laws of cricket and set a “very dangerous” precedent.
“The three-man committee will be headed by former captain Aamir Sohail, with Wasim Bari and Sultan Rana, to determine who was responsible for the matter,” said Salim Altaf, PCB chief operating officer.
The announcement came after PCB chairman Ijaz Butt on Wednesday stressed the need for further inquiry into the controversy.(ANI)

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