India vs England: English player seen with spikes on the ball at Lord’s | Cricket News
A footage from official broadcasters emerged where one England player passed the ball to another, who used his spikes to trap it, raising a social media storm as accusations of ball tampering flew thick and fast.
Ball tampering, eh? #EngvInd— Wear a Mask. Stay Safe, India (@cricketaakash) 1629033944000
However till now, no such development can be confirmed and Indian team till now hasn't lodged an official complaint with match referee Chris Broad.
The incident was recorded in the 35th over of the Indian second innings, bowled by Ollie Robinson.
Yeh kya ho raha hai. Is it ball tampering by Eng ya covid preventive measures 😀 https://t.co/RcL4I2VJsC— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) 1629037921000
The footage didn't show the face of the players. The matter has not escalated and the umpires didn't change the ball.
In fact, when an Indian fan asked Stuart Broad on social media if it was intentional, the injured England seamer replied: "Of course, it wasn't."
@CricSubhayan @iSudatta @CricCrazyJohns Depends If it was damaged? Exactly the same if it was hit into the stands.… https://t.co/NpbwKKG7w0— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) 1629035381000
Broad's explanation was if umpires needed to check the ball after this particular incident to ensure it hasn't been fiddled with then after every six hit would warrant a ball check.
August 15, 2021, 4:48 pm