BCCI not to take up Randhiv no-ball issue further

Published: Tuesday, August 17, 2010, 14:29 [IST]
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BCCI not taking up Randhiv incident

After Sri Lanka Cricket, Suraj Randhiv apologized for the no-ball incident which denied Virender Sehwag a hundred in a Tri-series match, the BCCI has decided against stretching the matter further.

The Board made it clear that it had no intention of lodging a protest with its Sri Lankan counterpart.

"Of course not. We are not thinking of lodging any complaint. These things happen in cricket. What is there to take up? Did New Zealand take up with Australia when the under-arm incident happened," a Board source said.

He was referring to a 1981 incident when Trevor Chappell, on the instructions of his brother and Australian captain Greg Chappell, bowled an under-arm delivery to prevent New Zealand batsman Brian McKechnie from hitting a six from the last ball to tie the match.

Another BCCI source said that it was upto the ICC to take up the case if it wants.

"ICC may want to take a look at this case and review its laws concerning no balls," the source said.

During India's crucial match against hosts Sri Lanka, Sehwag was just one short of his 13th ODI hundred when Randiv, who had not bowled a no ball in the Test or ODI series this season, bowled one and Sehwag hit the same delivery into the stands for a six.

However, the effort did not count because the no ball amounted to India's winning run leaving Sehwag on an unbeaten 99.

Randiv's antics was criticized by Sehwag in the post match press conference but the issue seems to be cooling off after the Lankan bowler offered his apologies.


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