Holding resigns from ICC to protest Oval Test decision

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London, Jul 5 (UNI) Legendary former West Indian fast bowler Michael Holding has resigned from the ICC Cricket Committee to protest the ICC's decision to change the result of the 2006 Oval Test between England and Pakistan to a draw.

''I have just written my letter of resignation to the ICC Cricket Committee because I cannot agree with what they've done,'' Holding said while commentating for Sky Sports during a domestic match in England.

''That game should never, ever be a draw. When you take certain actions, you must be quite happy to suffer the c onsequences,'' he added. ''A lot of things are happening today that I don't want to be involved with, so I've moved on.'' The Oval Test was originally awarded to England by umpires Darrell Hair and Billy Doctrove after Pakistan did not come out to field after tea on the fourth day, following accusations of ball-tampering.

The ICC later cleared Pakistan of the ball tampering offence and changed the outcome of the match from a forfeited win for England to a draw on Thursday.


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