Sunday, 28 May 2017

De Villiers talks with the umpires over the state of the ball during England's innings

South Africa One-Day International captain AB de Villiers hit out at on-field umpires Rob Bailey and Chris Gaffaney for insinuating that his team were attempting to tamper with the ball during Saturday's (May 27) second game against England in Southampton.
De Villiers was embroiled in a lengthy and animated discussion with the two umpires after the 33rd over of England's innings, when the two umpires got together to check the condition of the ball. Under the tampering protocols, the umpires are expected to speak to the fielding captain if the ball's conditions deteriorate beyond expectation. If umpires find a reason to believe that the ball's condition has been forcefully altered, the ball will be changed and the captain reported.

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