The Star Late Edition

Time to forget Pakistan scandals – Strauss


THE scandals that have plagued recent series with Pakistan must be forgotten when England play them in the United Arab Emirates later this month, captain Andrew Strauss said yesterday. Three visiting players were jailed two months ago for their part in a spot-fixing scandal in the Test series in England in 2010, and the correspond­ing series four years earlier also ended with Pakistan refusing to play on in one Test. When umpires Darrell Hair and Billy Doctrove penalised the Pakistan team for ball-tampering, skipper Inzamam-ul-haq refused to bring his players on to the field and the Test was forfeited, the first incident of its kind.

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