Cricket

Afridi: Trott got off lightly

2010-09-22 09:22
Shahid Afridi (AFP)
Cape Town - Shahid Afridi claims Pakistan could have called the police over the bust-up between Jonathan Trott and Wahab Riaz in the Lord's nets, according to a report in the Mirror.co.uk.

The England batsman and Pakistan's fast bowler traded insults then had to be separated by team-mates as tensions boiled over before Monday's fourth one day international. The incident was in danger at one point of delaying the start of a match.

The game was already in doubt following the claims of Pakistan Cricket Board chairperson Ijaz Butt that England's players deliberately lost at the Brit Oval last Friday - in return for "enormous amounts of money".

England captain Andrew Strauss has strongly refuted the accusations.

Pakistan captain Afridi said of the Trott incident: "When Riaz was returning after warming up Trott called him a 'match fixer' and that he [Riaz] was up to harming Test cricket and hit his face with the pad.

"It could have been a police case, because it is crime to hit someone."

Read more on:    shahid afridi  |  wahab riaz  |  jonathan trott
NEXT ON SPORT24X

Pakistan stretches lead

0 minutes ago

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
20 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

3 must-do trail runs

If you love trail running, you have to put these on your bucket list.

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

Tips for paddling your first Dusi
Climbing the world’s largest stone arch
Awesome extreme sports people
Watch: 2015 Absa Cape Epic route
 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
Vote

Which cricketer is currently of most value to the Proteas' Test team?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.