UCBSA to raise time-wasting issue at ICC

Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2001, 21:55 [IST]
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Johannesburg: The United Cricket Board of South Africa (UCBSA) executive committee has mandated its top officials to take the issue of time -wasting in the West Indian tour to the International Cricket Council (ICC). The controversy arose after West Indian leg spinner Dinanath Ramnarine and fast bowler Merv Dillon used a number of delaying tactics to prevent the South Africans from getting through their bowling in the final hour of the third Test in April. The South Africans were trying to take two wickets, thereby winning the game and giving them an unbeatable lead in the series. Although that game was drawn, the South Africans eventually won the Test series and the One-day series that followed. UCBSA chief executive Gerald Majola confirmed that himself or UCBSA playing affairs director Brian Basson would now raise the issue at one or both of two ICC meetings. The ICC cricket committee - under the chairmanship of former Indian cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar, meets from Wednesday to Friday this week and Basson is attending as well. Majola will attend a meeting of the ICC Board in July and said he may also raise the issue there.

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