The ICC are happy England didn’t tamper with the ball of their second ODI towards Pakistan amid a swirl of social media hypothesis.
Unverified footage from Saturday’s match, which England received by 12 runs having scored 373 for three and managed to include Pakistan to 361 for 7, highlighted England tempo bowler Liam Plunkett transferring fingers over the ball while getting ready to run in and imaginative and prescient of the ball with one facet wanting extraordinarily tough.
The ICC is believed to have seen the video and spoken to Plunkett, who alerted them to the footage, and usually are not involved that something untoward occurred.
“The ICC is conscious of the unverified video that’s at the moment circulating on social media,” the ICC mentioned in a press release on Sunday. “The match officers are comfy that there was no try to vary the situation of the ball or any proof of this on the over by over examinations of the ball all through the sport.”
The video doesn’t present any proof of wrongdoing by Plunkett or every other participant and the situation of the ball, if precisely depicted, would look like in keeping with one bashed round throughout such a high-scoring recreation. The ball used within the Royal London Cup semi-final between Hampshire and Lancashire on the identical Ageas Bowl pitch the next day didn’t look dis-similar after 44 overs and 230 runs being scored.