New Delhi: The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to revoke the decision of the controversial 2006 Oval Test featuring Pakistan and England where the match, which was initially awarded to the host, was declared a draw.
The MCC World Cricket Committee, which met here on Sunday, observed that the ICC acted beyond its rights in overturning the decision and recommended that the match be awarded to England as was originally decided.
“As per Law 21.10, the ICC has no power to decide that results should be altered, whether it feels them to be “inappropriate” or otherwise,” the committee observed.
“The ICC’s decision sets a very dangerous precedent, cricket is the worse for this decision,” it said.
Present in the two-day meeting here was former Pakistan captain Majid Khan who too put his weight behind the MCC World Cricket Committee’s decision.
However, Chairman Tony Lewis admitted the Committee has no powers to ensure that the ICC acts on its recommendations.
Besides Lewis and Majid Khan, the meeting was attended by Steve Waugh, Shaun Pollock, Derek Underwood, John Stephenson, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble and Barry Richards. — PTI