Pakistan lodge official complaint against Taylor

New Zealand senior batsman Ross Taylor could be in trouble, as Pakistan team management have lodged an official complaint to the match referee against him.

Pakistan lodge official complaint against Taylor
Taylor finished with a top score of 80 in New Zealand’s 47-run win.

Taylor came under fire for his throwing gesture when facing all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez in their ODI on Wednesday. Midway through his innings, Taylor appeared to accuse spinner Hafeez of an illegal bowling action, suggesting he was chucking instead.

This did not go well with the Pakistan team management, as apparently quite offended with the happenings right at the centre of the ground on course of an international game, they have made an official complaint to the referee regarding the incident.

Meanwhile, Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed also hit out at Taylor after the game, as he said: “Ross Taylor’s actions were wrong and it’s not his job to do that. The way he motioned the action on television was disgraceful. I don’t think that’s his job, his job is to bat. It’s better if he focuses on his batting.

“The way the batsmen reacted two to three times was completely wrong. They are professional cricketers and they should take care regarding such things. If there is a problem they shouldn’t make signals on the television screen, they can instead speak to the umpires.”

Though Hafeez was suspended from bowling twice in 2014-15 and again in 2017 due to problems with his action, his latest suspension was lifted in April, and Sarfraz firmly believes the spinner no more has any problem with his bowling action. “Hafeez’s action has no problem and (Taylor) was trying to create an issue without a reason.”

While Pakistan team management have already lodged an official complaint to the match referee, Taylor’s gesture is also likely to come under ICC scrutiny.

The second game of the three-match ODI series will be held in Abu Dhabi on Friday (November 9).

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