England duo Alex Hales and Stuart Broad took to Twitter to express their frustration over a controversial catch in their fourth Test’s day one against Pakistan..
Opening batsman Hales was furious when he was given out to a low catch off Mohammad Amir’s delivery early on in England’s first innings. Yasir Shah had claimed a diving catch and didn’t hesitate to celebrate, but the batsman stood his ground. He walked off the field only after third umpire Joel Wilson confirmed standing umpire Bruce Oxenford’s initial decision.
Another look at Hales' departure, real time and slo-mo. Thoughts? Tough one for the opener in last Test of summer 🏏 https://t.co/1okdpi6SP1— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 11, 2016
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However, Broad vented his displeasure on Twitter in a reply English newspaper The Daily Mirror’s cricket correspondent’s tweet.
replays are unclear? You don't believe that do you?— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) August 11, 2016
While replays failed to get a closer view of the catch, Hales also chose to voice his opinion in response to Broad, indicating the ball had touched the ground before Yasir could get his hands on it.
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Even though disciplinary action on cricketers as a result of social media posts is far from uncommon, it remains to be seen whether either player will be reprimanded by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The tweets could be a violation of Article 2.1.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct, which relates to ‘public criticism of the umpire’s performance’.
This article initially appeared on cricket.com.au
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