Musharraf backs Inzamam over cricket row

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President General Pervez Musharraf phoned Pakistan cricket team’s captain Inzamam-ul-Haq to offer his support in the ball-tampering row that wrecked the fourth Test against England, a senior official said on Monday.

News of Musharraf’s call came after demonstrators held small but angry rallies in several cities, torching pictures of Australian umpire Darrell Hair and chanting: “You are a mini-Hitler”. Inzamam was charged on Monday with ball tampering and bringing the game into disrepute by the International Cricket Council (ICC) following the debacle at on the fourth day of the Test at The Oval on Sunday.

“The president spoke to Inzamam and supported the stance the team took in protest against the allegations of ball-tampering,” a senior government official said, adding that the call took place on Sunday. The official, who asked not to be identified, said Musharraf also spoke to the team management soon after the dispute erupted.

Source:The News

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