ICC slams conspiracy reports

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:05 IST

ICC chief Ehsan Mani reacted sharply to reports of a 'conspiracy' against Muttiah Muralitharan, who has been reported for suspect bowling action.

London:

International Cricket Council (ICC) chief Ehsan Mani today reacted sharply to media reports of a 'conspiracy' against Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan, who has been reported for suspect bowling action. Mani said the match referee were within their right to report a bowler for illegal action. "Match officials are well within their rights to raise any concerns about any delivery from any bowler. The rules say it, the playing conditions demand it and every Test-playing country has agreed to it," Mani said in a statement. Terming the reports of a bias as "disappointing", Mani said, "While some say the conspiracy is lead by Australia and England, others see it is a conspiracy to protect the player involved". The ICC chief said that both claims lacked any substance and did nothing to help either the game or the bowler. (PTI)

Topics : Cricket
Related Articles
Former India Wicket-Keeper Vijay Yadav Named India 'A' Fielding Coach
Former India Wicket-Keeper Vijay Yadav Named India 'A' Fielding Coach
Women's World Cup 2017 Semi-Final: Harmanpreet Kaur Smashes Unbeaten 171, Virat Kohli And Others Congratulate Her
Women's World Cup 2017 Semi-Final: Harmanpreet Kaur Smashes Unbeaten 171, Virat Kohli And Others Congratulate Her
Once Boys Step Into Field, They Take Over, Says Ravi Shastri
Once Boys Step Into Field, They Take Over, Says Ravi Shastri
Show Comments
Advertisement