LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt will question Shane Warne’s prediction about the India-England World Cup match at the International Cricket Council’s executive board meeting.
The high-scoring match was tied off the last ball and raised eyebrows given that Warne predicted it would end all-square on Twitter prior to the start of the match.
“Looking forward to the game between India and England today, it should be a cracker,” said Warne’s tweet. “My prediction is a tie!”
Talking to the reporters at a Lahore City Cricket Association function, the chairman looked puzzled as to how someone could forecast such a correct result before the match.
“We will raise the matter and ask the ICC to conduct a fair inquiry into the matter,” he said.
The chairman added that the PCB would issue central contracts to nineteen players on Thursday while the remaining players would get the contracts in June.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 2nd, 2011.