Pollock seeks more say for players
Published: Wednesday, November 28, 2001, 0:41 [IST]
Centurion: South African captain Shaun Pollock on Tuesday called for players to have a say in the running of world cricket.Speaking after his side had won the unofficial Test against India by an innings and 73 runs here, Pollock said there were lessons for the International Cricket Council (ICC) to be learned from the controversy over match referee Mike Denness which led to the game losing its official Test status. "The players are the ones out there and we should have a say," said Pollock. The South African captain said one of the main lessons for the ICC was that there should be a uniform list of penalties for on-field offences. "It should be prescribed what the punishment is for each offence, not left to each match referee," said Pollock, who said that despite his sides good performance the players still did not regard the match as an official Test. Stand-in Indian captain Rahul Dravid and coach John Wright both said India had approached the match as though it were an official Test. "We went in fully focused and tried to win," said Dravid.