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Abou Diaby ruled out for NINE months with torn anterior cruciate ligament

Diaby ruled out for NINE months after injury-plagued Arsenal midfielder suffers torn anterior cruciate ligament in training

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Six Nations 2013: Gordon D"Arcy injured and out of Championship

Problems mount for Ireland as veteran centre D'Arcy is ruled out of remainder of Six Nations

By
Mike Dawes

PUBLISHED:

15:58 GMT, 15 February 2013

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UPDATED:

16:15 GMT, 15 February 2013

Ireland centre Gordon D'Arcy will miss the rest of this season's RBS 6 Nations Championship due to a foot injury.

The Leinster player is likely to be sidelined for six weeks, the Irish Rugby Football Union announced.

Ireland have already lost wing Simon Zebo (foot) for the rest of the tournament, while fly-half Jonathan Sexton (hamstring) and lock Mike McCarthy (knee ligament strain) will also miss the game against Scotland at Murrayfield on February 24.

Crocked: D'Arcy will miss the rest of Ireland's Six Nations campaign

Crocked: D'Arcy will miss the rest of Ireland's Six Nations campaign

D'Arcy experienced discomfort in his right foot following the 12-6 defeat against England in Dublin last Sunday.

'This failed to settle down before the Ireland training session on Thursday, and following a scan yesterday afternoon it was confirmed that D'Arcy has a stress injury to a bone in his foot,' the IRFU said in a statement.

'The injury will require immobilisation in a boot for at least four weeks, with a projected return to play of six weeks, pending further tests and specialist review.

'The Ireland training squad for the Scotland Test match week will be announced on Sunday evening following the completion of games in the RaboDirect Pro12.'

D'Arcy's injury means that Ireland coach Declan Kidney will need to make at least five changes for the trip to Edinburgh.

Big loss: D'Arcy has won 73 caps for Ireland since 1999

Big loss: D'Arcy has won 73 caps for Ireland since 1999

On top of the injuries to D'Arcy, Zebo, Sexton and McCarthy, prop Cian Healy is suspended after he was cited for stamping on England prop Dan Cole at the Aviva Stadium.

Ireland currently lie fourth in the Six Nations table with one win from two games.

After the Scotland fixture, they host France on March 9 and then tackle Italy in Rome seven days later.

Healy will not be involved in Leinster's RaboDirect PRO12 game against Treviso in Dublin tomorrow.

Healy received a three-week ban on
Wednesday after being cited for stamping on England prop Dan Cole during
last weekend's RBS 6 Nations clash.

Missing: Exciting young wing Zebo was injured in Ireland's win over Wales

Missing: Exciting young wing Zebo was injured in Ireland's win over Wales

Mindful that under normal circumstances Healy would have been rested this weekend, an independent disciplinary hearing decided that the punishment for his stamp should be deferred by one week so that he would miss Ireland's Six Nations matches against Scotland on February 24 and France on March 9.

Banned: Healy stamped on Dan Cole

Banned: Healy stamped on Dan Cole

Six Nations Rugby Limited today issued a statement clarifying the position surrounding Healy.

'During the hearing of the citing complaint against Mr Healy, the chairman of the independent disciplinary committee, Roger Morris, of Wales, made it clear to Mr Healy and those representing him at the hearing that Mr Healy was suspended from the date on which he had been informed of the citing complaint against him (11 February 2013) until midnight on the night of Sunday, 10 March 2013,' a statement read.

'The disciplinary committee has not yet
produced its written decision, but Mr Morris has today written to Six
Nations Rugby Limited and those representing Mr Healy at the hearing to
confirm the position.

'Mr Morris says, in relevant part: “I do
not think anyone present at the hearing on Wednesday was in any doubt
that Mr Healy is not free to play again until after midnight on 10
March”.

'Accordingly, Mr Healy is currently
suspended and will remain suspended – subject to appeals – until 11
March 2013. He is therefore not eligible to play for Leinster in this
weekend's RaboDirect PRO12 match against Benetton Treviso.

'In addition, following clause 2.5.99 of the Six Nations disciplinary and anti-doping rules (which is consistent with IRB Regulations 17.19.10 and 17.19.11), and in keeping with other decisions, the disciplinary committee excluded this weekend from its calculations of the three-week suspension as a result of evidence given at the hearing to the effect that Mr Healy would not have been selected to play for Leinster in this weekends match against Benetton Treviso.'

Six Nations 2013: Jonathan Sexton and Mike McCarthy injured and out of Scotland game

Blow for Ireland as Sexton and McCarthy are ruled out of Scotland clash

By
Mike Dawes

PUBLISHED:

13:41 GMT, 14 February 2013

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UPDATED:

13:55 GMT, 14 February 2013

Ireland fly-half Jonathan Sexton and second row Mike McCarthy have been ruled out of the RBS 6 Nations clash with Scotland at Murrayfield on February 24.

Sexton sustained a hamstring problem and McCarthy knee ligament damage in Sunday's 12-6 defeat by England and team manager Mick Kearney announced today that they will miss the trip to Edinburgh.

'Jonny's scan revealed a grade two
hamstring injury. Progress has been good so far, but it's too early to
say when he will return to play,' Kearney said.

Crocked: Sexton hobbled off injured against England last weekend

Crocked: Sexton hobbled off injured against England last weekend

'Mike has hurt the medial ligament of
his right knee. It's quite sore and he will be in a brace for two
weeks. A further review will take place in two weeks.'

Ireland received more positive news on the remaining injuries they incurred during a brutal clash at the Aviva Stadium.

Centre Brian O'Driscoll, full-back Rob Kearney, flanker Sean O'Brien and lock Donnacha Ryan are at varying degrees of fitness, but all should be available to face Scotland.

'Brian had a recurrence of the soft tissue injury in his good ankle. Scans revealed no structural damage and he will do non-contact training today,' Kearney said.

Ruled out: McCarthy (centre) will also miss the Scotland clash

Ruled out: McCarthy (centre) will also miss the Scotland clash

'Donnacha Ryan suffered a lower back
muscle strain. Scans have excluded structural damage but he's quite sore
and won't train this week.

'He'll be reassessed at the weekend and at this stage he has a good chance of being available against Scotland.

'Sean O'Brien has recovered well from his stiff neck and tight hamstring and will train today.

'Rob is fine. He had a slight dead leg but trained fully today.'

Cheltenham v Everton live FA Cup

FA CUP LIVE: Cheltenham v Everton – as it happens from the Abbey Business Stadium

By
Alex Horlock

PUBLISHED:

04:00 GMT, 7 January 2013

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UPDATED:

19:30 GMT, 7 January 2013

Follow Sportsmail's coverage of the FA Cup as Cheltenham host Everton at the Abbey Business Stadium in the final third round tie to be played from the weekend. The League Two side are huge underdogs going into their clash with the Premier League giants who have lost just once on their travels since September.

MATCH FACTS

Cheltenham Town: Brown, Jones, Elliott, Bennett, Jombati, Carter, Pack, McGlashan, Penn, Goulding, Mohamed

Subs not used: Roberts, Lowe, Hooman, Deering, Taylor, Duffy, Harrad,

Everton: Howard, Baines, Jagielka, Distin, Neville, Coleman, Oviedo, Osman, Fellaini, Jelavic, Anichebe

Subs not used: Mucha, Duffy, Hitzlsperger, Barkley, Naismith, Gueye, Vellios

Referee: Kevin Friend

19.28: Darron Gibson is out with a thigh strain for Everton as Moyes seeks to avoid what would surely be the shock of the tournament so far.

The Toffees have been in tremendous form so far this season, and are on course for a top four finish in the Premier League.

19.25: Cheltenham manager Mark Yates has called upon Darren Carter, who shook off a knock to be fit for the tie. We're around 20 minutes from KO, folks.

19.22: If you take a glance at the little green box to the left, you'll see that the teams are in.

David Moyes isn't taking the trip to Cheltenham as a given, and has opted for a full-strength line-up, including star performers this season Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines.

19.15: Welcome to Sportsmail's coverage of the final third round FA Cup tie of the weekend. A few of the teams have already slipped on a banana skin, and Cheltenham will be hoping Everton's Premier League stars will be the next to bow out.

The Toffees' cross-city rivals Liverpool held on yesterday to beat Non-League Mansfield – only after a suspect Luis Suarez goal as Luton Town rolled Wolves over to set up a tie with Norwich in the next round.

Toffees to come unstuck Everton travel to League Two side Cheltenham for their FA Cup clash

Toffees to come unstuck Everton travel to League Two side Cheltenham for their FA Cup clash

Darron Gibson out for a month with thigh strain

Everton star Gibson out of action for a month after suffering thigh strain

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UPDATED:

14:33 GMT, 31 December 2012

Everton midfielder Darron Gibson will be out of action for at least a month after suffering a thigh strain.

The Irishman will miss the Merseysiders’ fixtures against Newcastle, Swansea, Southampton and West Brom in January.

Everton manager David Moyes said: 'I think he's going to be out for about four weeks.

Gibson should be back in time for the clash against former club Manchester United on February 10.

Injured: Gibson will be out for at least a month

Injured: Gibson will be out for at least a month

The 25-year-old spent more than two months on the sidelines earlier in the season with a similar problem.

He missed 10 Barclays Premier League matches as a result and a further absence is a significant blow to Everton as he has been one of their key players since arriving in January.

Moyes still has Kevin Mirallas (hamstring), Tony Hibbert (calf) and Seamus Coleman out, while Phil Neville (knee) had to be rested against Chelsea having played two matches in five days on his comeback from surgery.

Theo Walcott out of Arsenal v Montpellier with shoulder injury

Walcott forced out of Montpellier clash but Wenger hopes shoulder injury is not serious

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UPDATED:

14:20 GMT, 20 November 2012

Theo Walcott has been ruled out of Arsenal's Champions League clash with Montpellier on Wednesday due to a shoulder problem.

The England forward sustained the injury during Arsenal's 5-2 derby win over Tottenham at the weekend but was able to play on and scored the Gunners' fifth goal in injury-time at the end of the match.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger revealed Walcott had not trained on Tuesday and would have a scan to determine the extent of the injury although he thought it would be short-term.

Warming up: (left-right) Santi Cazorla, Laurent Koscielny, Johan Djourou in training at London Colney on Tuesday

Warming up: (left-right) Santi Cazorla, Laurent Koscielny, Johan Djourou in training at London Colney

Stretch: Jack Wilshere prepares for the Champions League match against Montpellier

Stretch: Jack Wilshere prepares for the Champions League match against Montpellier on Wednesday

Gervinho is back in the squad for the Emirates Stadium tie.

Wenger hopes Walcott's problem will not prove too severe.

He said at Tuesday afternoon's pre-match press conference: 'The injury he got during the game with his shoulder, we have to scan that today and see if there is no damage. He will be out for tomorrow. It should be short-term.

'We will miss [Andre] Santos as well, who has a muscle strain in his abdomen. The two players coming in the squad are Gervinho and [Kieran] Gibbs.'

Keen eyes: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger with coaches Steve Bould (left) and Neil Banfield (right)

Keen eyes: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger with coaches Steve Bould (left) and Neil Banfield (right)

Lukas leading the way: Podolski (front) and team-mates warm-up on Tuesday morning

Lukas leading the way: Podolski (front) and team-mates warm-up on Tuesday morning

Walcott, 23, has yet to agree new deal at Arsenal, and as such could leave at the end of the season on a free transfer.

Wenger has ruled out selling the forward during the January transfer window should the impasse over negotiations not be resolved.

The Gunners boss said: 'There's a risk, yes, but that we are ready to take.

'A successful season is more important for us than this risk that is only a financial risk, apart from the losing the player.

'If we sell him, we lose him anyway.

On the ball: Midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain works on his passing with Wilshere

On the ball: Midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain works on his passing with Wilshere

At work: (left-right) Olivier Giroud, Francis Coquelin, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Carl Jenkinson and Thomas Vermaelen

At work: (left-right) Olivier Giroud, Francis Coquelin, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Carl Jenkinson, Thomas Vermaelen

'I believe that we started the season with this squad and we want to finish the season with this squad.

'What is important is what we achieve together for the season – to do that I just think that Theo is a big part in that.'

John Terry out for three weeks

Terry out for three weeks as Chelsea boss Di Matteo breathes sigh of relief

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UPDATED:

14:28 GMT, 16 November 2012

Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo received a boost with the news that John Terry will only be out for three weeks following his collision with Luis Suarez in last weekend's draw against Liverpool.

The Chelsea captain was carried off on a stretcher at Stamford Bridge and there were initial fears he could be out for a long time.

Terry hurt his knee after falling awkwardly in the accidental collision with the Reds striker.

Committed: John Terry and Luis Suarez went flying into each other at Stamford Bridge

Committed: John Terry and Luis Suarez went flying into each other at Stamford Bridge

Nasty: Terry's leg bent as he went down following the clash with Suarez

Nasty: Terry's leg bent as he went down following the clash with Suarez

Di Matteo said 'With JT, we're looking at approximately three weeks. Fortunately, it's not as bad as we first thought. It's an MCL (medial cruciate ligament) strain.

'On the one hand we're obviously pleased it's not as bad as first feared. On the other hand we're disappointed we're losing him again after he just got back.

'It's a crucial period of the season for us, too. So that's a shame. It will depend on the progress of his rehab. We'll do everything to speed it up, but it depends how he reacts as well.'

Worry: Terry looked to be in agony as he lay on the ground at Stamford Bridge

Worry: Terry looked to be in agony as he lay on the ground at Stamford Bridge

Terry had given Chelsea the lead against Brendan Rodgers' side before Suarez pounced with the equaliser.

The former England captain had just returned to action after serving a four-match ban for using racist language towards Anton Ferdinand in a match against QPR last year.

Meanwhile, Di Matteo played down talk of Frank Lampard leaving Chelsea for China following reports the veteran midfielder was in talks with Guizhou Renhe over a January move.

Concerned: Roberto Di Matteo was alarmed as Terry left the pitch on a stretcher

Concerned: Roberto Di Matteo was alarmed as Terry left the pitch on a stretcher

The Italian said: 'Not as far as I'm aware, but there'll always be speculation about Frank. There were rumours about the MLS as well. I'm not aware of any dialogue.'

On whether the 34-year-old will be offered a new deal in west London, Di Matteo said: 'I hope so. But ultimately that's between the player and the club to agree a new arrangement.

'I'm not aware how the discussions are going at the moment. If there's a willingness from both sides, he will remain with us. I don't know (for how long). That's for them to arrange.

'He's been a fantastic player for us over a decade, so it would be nice for him to finish his career here. I can't put a figure on that at the moment.'

Started so well: Terry headed Chelsea in front against Liverpool

Started so well: Terry headed Chelsea in front against Liverpool

England paceman Steven Finn ruled out of first Test in India

England set to turn to Bresnan after Finn ruled out of first Test in India

PUBLISHED:

07:08 GMT, 14 November 2012

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UPDATED:

08:03 GMT, 14 November 2012

Steven Finn has been ruled out of England's first Test against India by a thigh strain.

England captain Alastair Cook confirmed that Finn would miss out in a press conference in Ahmedabad.

'Steven will not be available for tomorrow's Test', said Cook. 'It would be too big a risk.'

Sit this one out: England are unwilling to risk aggravating Steven Finn's injury

Sit this one out: England are unwilling to risk aggravating Steven Finn's injury

England are already contemplating a gamble on Stuart Broad's fitness as he has been troubled by a bruised heel.

Cook did not confirm who would replace Finn at the Sarwar Patel Stadium but seamer Tim Bresnan is the favourite to get the nod.

Fellow seamer Graham Onions and spinner Monty Panesar would be alternatives to Bresnan.

One bowler England will have available to them is Graeme Swann, with the off-spinner back in India following an emergency dash home to tend to his ill baby daughter.

Swann returned home last week after his daughter Charlotte was taken into hospital, but he has now rejoined the team ahead of the four-Test series.

In his column in the Sun, Swann wrote: 'I am now totally focused on the first Test after flying home because our little baby was unwell.

Face fits: Tim Bresnan shows off his own take on Movember

Face fits: Tim Bresnan with his own take on Movember

'Two long-haul
flights in the space of five days is not ideal preparation for the
opening match of a huge series for England – but some things are more
important than cricket.'

Although Swann missed several days of practice, the spinner insisted he feels ready to go.

'I had sleep flying back to India and any jet-lag has gone. I'm fresh
and the ball has been coming out well in practice,' he wrote.

'I am now concentrating on the Test. I love it when I know I'll have a
lot of work to do. The conditions will be hot, the pitches dry and spin
will be a big factor in the four-Test series.

'I genuinely believe we can win but we must play better against spin
than we did in the three Tests against Pakistan earlier this year.

'We need to get back to playing the same brand of smart, aggressive
cricket we did when winning The Ashes a couple of winters ago.'

Much of the focus in the build-up to the Test has surrounded Kevin
Pietersen's return to the team for the first time since he was dropped
for sending 'provocative' text messages to members of the South Africa
team.
Swann has welcomed Pietersen back to the fold and believes he can make a big difference in India.

'I hope we'll play sensible but aggressive cricket,' he said.

Ready for action: Spinner Graeme Swann

Ready for action: Spinner Graeme Swann

'Nobody can be more destructive, of course, than Kevin Pietersen and his return to the dressing room has been very smooth.

'I think that was always going to be the case after those meetings with
him in Oxford before the tour. That effectively killed off anything that
happened during the summer and it's been the normal mickey-taking and
banter with Kevin.

'In any dressing room, there are always leg-pulling comments. Although I
must be honest and say Kevin is not the butt of most of the jokes
because there are one or two players specially reserved for that!

'Now we want the cricket to do the talking. And I'm sure Kevin feels the same way.'

England captain Cook would not be drawn on his plans to replace Finn in the bowling line-up, and resented the accusation that he was picking from the also-rans.

He told Sky Sports News: 'I wouldn't call them back-up bowlers, they're all vying for a place to play in this XI, to be lucky enough to play for England.

'They've all worked hard to get used to these conditions and as selectors we've got a tough decision to make.'

Cook admitted he had not been out to check on the condition of the wicket at Ahmedabad since yesterday morning.

'Wickets change a lot in 24 hours,' he added. 'Yesterday it looked quite a dry wicket and I think it's been relaid so not much first-class cricket has been played on it.'

Steven Finn likely to miss England Test as Stuart Broad could be fit

Bresnan on stand-by with Finn unlikely to be fit for first India Test but England ready to risk Broad

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UPDATED:

09:02 GMT, 13 November 2012

England are set to go into Thursday’s first Test against India at Ahmedabad without their fastest bowler after Steven Finn failed to bowl in the nets this morning.

Finn has been recovering well from the thigh strain that interrupted his tour only four overs into the opening day of the first match, against India A in Mumbai, but England’s medical staff are unwilling to risk aggravating the injury so early in a long tour.

Instead, Finn will target the second Test at Mumbai, starting on November 23.

Ready to go: Broad came through the latest net session unscathed

Ready to go: Broad came through the latest net session unscathed

But there was better news for Stuart
Broad, who remains on course to play on Thursday after emerging
unscathed from a rigorous workout in the nets. Assuming his bruised left
heel doesn’t flare up again over the next 48 hours, he will take the
new ball against India with Jimmy Anderson.

Finn’s place will go either to Tim
Bresnan or Monty Panesar, with Bresnan – the tour’s leading wicket-taker
so far with nine – favourite to play.

The extra dimensions he provides both
with the bat (he would head a strong lower order at No 8), and in the
field (he is a potential third slip) count in his favour.

But the pitch at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad was relaid recently, and is expected to take turn sooner than normal.

Panesar has taken five wickets at an
average of 26 in two warm-up matches on this trip, and his left-arm spin
could be useful against an Indian top seven that includes five
right-handers.

Big loss: Finn missed net practice today and appears set to miss out

Big loss: Finn missed net practice today and appears set to miss out

England wicketkeeper Matt Prior later
agreed that Finn’s chances of recovering sufficiently from the thigh
strain he suffered two weeks ago might have receded.

'The
one thing you would say is, if there was a realistic chance of Finny
playing, then he probably would have had a long bowl today,' said Prior.

He
was more equivocal thereafter, but it nonetheless seems probable that
England feel unable to risk the match fitness of two fast bowlers in a
three-man pace attack and have decided Broad is their best bet.

'We’ll see how he comes in tomorrow – they might be saving it,' Prior added of Finn.

'With an injury like this, every day counts.

Obvious candidate: Tim Bresnan could complete England's attack

Obvious candidate: Tim Bresnan could complete England's attack

'He looks good, feels good; it’s coming along brilliantly. So we’ll just have to wait and see.'

If
Finn has run out of time, Prior concedes the situation is not ideal –
but he is confident England have the resources to cover the tall fast
bowler’s absence.

'It’s a setback. I’m sure coach and captain would want to be able to choose from every player that’s out here.

'But we have a lot of strength and depth in the squad. It’s one thing that’s made our squad so strong over the last couple of years.

'If Finny’s not available, there’s another guy that can step in and do as good a job – that’s the way we look at it.'

Tim Bresnan is the obvious candidate to complete England’s pace attack, alongside Broad and James Anderson.

Confident: Matt Prior (left) is sure England will have enough to overcome India with or without Finn

Confident: Matt Prior (left) is sure England will have enough to overcome India with or without Finn

Alastair Cook says India not planning spinners in warm-up matches could backfire

India spin ploy could backfire, says captain Cook ahead of first Test

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UPDATED:

22:00 GMT, 11 November 2012

In a spin: England have faced a seam diet

In a spin: England have faced a seam diet

Alastair Cook has spoken of the confidence among England’s batsmen going into Thursday’s first Test against India – despite the local tactics of limiting their exposure to spin.

Jonathan Trott became the fifth member of the touring party to score a hundred during the three warm-up games as the four-day match against Haryana ended in a draw. Leg-spinner Amit Mishra, who has won 13 Test caps for India, bowled only 17.1 of his side’s 193.3 overs, claiming he had a cut on his spinning finger.

‘Everyone in the batting unit is feeling confident now,’ said Cook. ‘I don’t know if Mishra was injured or not, but he didn’t bowl many overs. Clearly there has been a message of some kind not to bowl spin. Who knows whether it will backfire on India. Only the next four games will tell us that.’

Stuart Broad bowled in the nets on Sunday for the first time since bruising his left heel eight days ago, but needs two more sessions before he can be declared fit. ‘It feels OK,’ he said afterwards. ‘But maybe it was the adrenaline.’

Up and running: Broad (left) and Finn (right) bowl in the nets on Sunday

Up and running: Broad (left) and Finn (right) bowl in the nets on Sunday

Broad was accompanied by Steven Finn, who sent down some practice overs for the third day in a row as he recovers from a thigh strain.

Cook said: ‘It is encouraging to see Stuart and Finny back bowling, but the next few days are vital for them and we must go into that game with a fully fit attack. They have to be 100 per cent. Clearly, we’ve got to be very careful.’

Tim Bresnan is lying in wait for a Test appearance should one of the pair fail to recover in time. He took two wickets on Sunday as Haryana finished on 133 for six.

Graeme Swann has flown back to India after spending a few days at home with his wife and baby, who has been unwell.

Warning: Cook (left) thinks India's plan could backfire

Warning: Cook (left) thinks India's plan could backfire

The Indian cricket board have reacted with fury to suggestions that their World Cup semi-final win over Pakistan last year might have been fixed.

The claim appears in Bookie, Gambler, Fixer, Spy – the book by Ed Hawkins serialised by Sportsmail.

BCCI president N Srinivasan said: ‘This is the farthest from the truth. And it’s an insult to the Indian team which worked hard to win.’

Ijaz Butt, who was chairman of the Pakistan CB when the game in question took place, has called for his board to take the issue up with the ICC.