ODI series under threat

Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq has warned that his team may pull out of the five match one-day series against England if he is not cleared of ball tampering.

Inzaman told the British newspaper Daily Express “it would be difficult for the players to play on if we are labelled cheats.”

Inzaman was charged with ball tampering and bringing the game into disrepute by the International Cricket Council and faces a hearing in London on Friday by ICC chief match referee Ranjan Madugalle.

He is facing a ban of eight one-day internationals or four Tests if he is found guilty.

The Pakistan Cricket Board have said that the team will play on regardless of whether Inzamam is suspended or not, but the skipper viewed it in a different manner saying:

“It doesn’t matter whether I’m playing or not, what matters is whether we are cheating or not.”

“We will wait for the decision and then make up our minds.”

“It doesn’t just involve me and the team, it involves the whole country. That is the main issue.”

“This charge is very bad for us but we are on the right side because none of the boys have done anything wrong so I’m very confident we will win the case.”

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