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Furious India protest England draw

india Updated: Oct 03, 2006 12:31 IST
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India's field hockey team manager Anurita Saini today filed a protest letter to the Tournament Director of the Women's World Cup tournament following their 1-1 draw against England.

India had a goal from Asunta Lakta, scored just prior to half time in yesterday's game, disallowed without explanation during the break.

The goal had been awarded initially but disallowed after consultation between the umpires as they left the pitch.

Saini wrote: "We wanted to lodge an official protest against this cancellation of this goal right at the start of the second half of play itself, but we were not permitted by the technical officials."

The Tournament Committee, Umpires or Technical delegates have not yet responded to the complaint.

The match was further marred by a controversial TV Umpire decision against England's Kerry Williams late in the match.

India are second from bottom in the six-team Pool A with one point while England are just one place above them with four points after three matches.