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Charges against Inzy to stay: ICC

ICC members agree that the process set out in its regulations shouldn't be interfered with.

india Updated: Aug 29, 2006 13:11 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday said it has cancelled its Executive Board meeting on September 2 after dropping plans to overturn charges of ball-tampering and bringing the game to disrepute against Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul Haq.

The ICC said the members of the Board had agreed that the process set out in the ICC regulations should not be interfered with.

"The original intention was to seek legal advice concerning the Executive Board's powers but I do not believe it is necessary to obtain that advice," ICC President Percy Sonn said in a statement.

"We have processes in place to deal with Code of Conduct matters and we should not seek to interfere with it."

Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Shaharyar Khan said: "We understand the need for the hearing to go ahead for the reasons explained by the ICC President.

"In the meantime, we are delighted at the chance to get back to playing cricket, starting with this afternoon's NatWest Twenty20 international against England and with five one-day internationals to follow."

The ICC said that the date for the hearing will be confirmed in due course but it is likely to be in the second half of September.

Pakistan forfeited the Oval Test after Australian umpire Darrell Hair charged them for ball-tampering during the fourth day's play on Sunday.

First Published: Aug 28, 2006 15:46 IST