Karachi, Sept 03: Pakistan have named Match Referee
Mike Procter as one of their witnesses in the ICC disciplinary
hearing of skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq on the twin charges of
ball tampering and bringing the game into disrepute scheduled
for the end of this month.
Procter would be one of the 19 witnesses Pakistan's
lawyers are planning to call to the hearing, 'The News' quoted
Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan as saying.
Shaharyar hoped that the South African's presence would
enhance the chances of Inzamam escaping a ban.
Procter was the man at the helm of the Oval Test against
England that ended in a controversial forfeiture after umpire
Darrell Hair accused Pakistan of ball tampering on the
fourth day of the match.
If Inzamam is found guilty, he faces a ban of up to four
tests or eight one-dayers.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has asked
the Pakistan team to move on from controversy and concentrate
on winning the five-match one-day series against England.
Aziz, who was on hand to watch a part of the second
one-dayer at Lord's yesterday, praised the team for its hard
work and said he expected it to win the limited overs series.
Aziz also visited the dressing room and had a brief talk
with the players, team manager Zaheer Abbas said.
"The Prime Minister praised the players for their hard
work and told them how much he likes their cricket," Abbas
told the paper.
"It was a good meeting and I am sure the players feel
very encouraged," he said.