BCCI not to take up Randiv no-ball issue with SLC

Mumbai: With Suraj Randiv and Sri Lanka Cricket apologising for the deliberate no-ball which denied Virender Sehwag a hundred in a tri-series match last night, the BCCI decided against pursuing the matter any further.

The Board made it clear that it had no intention of lodging a protest with its Sri Lankan counterpart.

"Of course not. We are not thinking of lodging any complaint. These things happen in cricket. What is there to take up? Did New Zealand take up with Australia when the under-arm incident happened," a Board source said.

He was referring to a 1981 incident when Trevor Chappell, on instruction of his brother and Australian captain Greg Chappell, bowled an under-arm delivery to prevent New Zealand batsman Brian McKechnie from hitting a six from the last ball to tie the match.

Another BCCI source said that it was upto the ICC to take up the case if it wants.

"ICC may want to take a look at this case and review its laws concerning no balls," the source said.

Last night, Sehwag was just one short of his 13th ODI hundred when Randiv, who had not bowled a no ball in the Test or ODI series this season, bowled one which was hit by the opener for a six.

However, it did not count because the no ball amounted to India`s winning run leaving Sehwag on an unbeaten 99.

Randiv`s antics were criticised by Sehwag in the post match press conference but the issue seems to be cooling off after the Lankan bowler offered apologies.


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