PCB considering to take legal action against Trott

Published: Saturday, September 25, 2010, 12:35 [IST]
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PCB may take legal action against Trott

The Pakistan Cricket Board(PCB) is considering to take legal action against England batsman Jonathan Trott after his altercation with Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz during the practice session before the fourth ODI at Lords according to a media report.

Trott had allegedly ignited the clash, by calling Riaz a "a match fixer" while the two teams were warming up in the nets, the report said.

PCB chairman Ijaz Butt had conferred with his legal team over the possibility of filing legal action againt the English player for the same.

The two players scuffled and had to appear before the match referee over the incident, with Trott apologising to Riaz.

"There is a strong likelihood that the PCB, in a tit-for-tat response to the threat by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to sue Butt over his remarks against English players, will go after Trott," the report said.

On Thursday, the ECB demanded a "full and unreserved apology" from Butt for his allegations that England players had engaged in match-fixing.

Butt told a Pakistan television channel, after England lost the third one-day international at the Oval last Friday, that there had been "loud and clear talk in bookies' circles that some English players were paid enormous amounts of money to lose the match".

His comments came after the International Cricket Council (ICC) launched an inquiry into Pakistan's scoring pattern at the Oval after receiving information from a British newspaper.

There were further reports that Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi had thought of calling the match off after the incident between Trott and Riaz in protest. He said the team could have filed a police complaint against Trott.


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