CA seek ICC explanation on controversial Khawaja dismissal

Aug 03, 2013, 03:34 IST | IANS

Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive officer James Sutherland has sought clarification from the International Cricket Council (ICC) on the dismissal of Usman Khawaja on Day One of the third Ashes Test against England in Manchester.

Left-handed batsman Khawaja was adjudged caught behind off spinner Graeme Swann for 1 in the first session at Old Trafford on Thursday.

James Sutherland
James Sutherland

“CA has sought an explanation from the ICC on the dismissal of Usman Khawaja. In our view, the on-field decision and referred decision using Decision Review System (DRS) were both incorrect. CA remains a strong supporter of DRS and believes it is important that cricket continues to improve and build confidence in DRS,” said Sutherland.

“We understand and accept that from time to time mistakes can be made. However in this instance we feel duty bound to seek further explanation as to how this decision was arrived at.”

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