English paceman Liam Plunkett recently got into a ball-tempering controversy as a video of him scratching the ball (in the last overs) of Pak VS England second ODI surfaced on media. In his defense, Liam claimed to the match referee – with whom he himself shared the footage – that he was only spinning the balls in his fingers.
Later, the matter was resolved by ICC who upon reviewing the footage gave a clean chit to Liam. However, amidst the concerns of tempering that is believed to have resulted as a reverse swing, it is now up to PCB to take the matter further on its discretion – as per the rules of ICC.
While talking to Dawn news, a spokesperson for ICC said, “Yes as per the code of conduct, a CEO of either of the two sides can lodge a complaint.”
Although if PCB wishes to persuade the matter, they will have to do so in next two days because as per the ICC law, the concerned board can formally lodge a complaint within 96 hours of the incident or when it’s made aware of it.
On Saturday Pakistan lost against England by 12 runs after their quest of attempting 373 runs to chase. The team and captain credited the victory to opener Fakhar Zaman for his outstanding innings of 138.