PCB write to ICC over Inzamam's dismissal
by Pakistan Cricket Board

Ground:Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
Event:England in Pakistan 2005/06

DateLine: 22nd November 2005


Media Release - 22 November 2005


Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has conveyed its concern to the International Cricket Council (ICC) regarding the apparently unlawful dismissal of Inzamam-ul- Haq on the second day of the Bank Alfalah Cup Test match at Faisalabad. The relevant law No.38(2) states as follows:


"..a batsman is not out Run out if


a) he has been within his ground and has subsequently left it to avoid injury, when the wicket is put down".


It is evident that Inzamam took evasive action to avoid injury and according to the laws should not have been given out. This issue was brought to the Match Referee's attention in writing by the Pakistan National Coach and by Chairman PCB in a telephonic conversation with ICC President immediately after the incident.


As regards Shahid Afridi's scuffing of the pitch for which he has apologized and for which he has been penalized by the Match Referee, the PCB will hold its own independent inquiry after the Test match.


Abbas Zaidi
Director Board Operations

(Article: Copyright © 2005 Pakistan Cricket Board)


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