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England cricket board to claim damages from Pakistan for forfeited fourth test

England cricket board to claim damages from Pakistan for forfeited fourth test

The England and Wales Cricket Board has requested compensation from Pakistan for the loss of revenue stemming from the forfeited fourth test in August.
A Pakistan TV station reported that the ECB is attempting to claim 800,000 pounds (euro1.2 million; $1.5 million) from the Pakistan Cricket Board.
"The PCB will contest the claim through its lawyers," PCB chairman Shahryar Khan said Wednesday in a statement without confirming the amount.
The final test at The Oval in London was awarded to England on Aug. 20 when Pakistan protested a five-run penalty for ball-tampering on the fourth day by not coming out immediately after the tea break.
It was the first forfeit in 129 years of test cricket and England won the series 3-0.
At an ICC hearing last week, Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq was banned for four matches for bringing the sport into disrepute, but was cleared of the more serious ball-tampering charge.
Darrell Hair, who led fellow umpire Billy Doctrove in the ball-tampering allegations, was subsequently withdrawn from the Champions Trophy in India from Oct. 15-Nov 5 for security reasons.
The PCB said Wednesday that Inzamam, who will miss most of the Champions Trophy, will be captain when the West Indies tour Pakistan for three tests and five one-day internationals starting November.


Updated : 2021-07-25 17:20 GMT+08:00