Johannesburg, Aug 2 (ANI): Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said on Thursday that a clarification from the ICC was being sought on the incorrect exit of Usman Khawaja after yet another controversial Decision Review System verdict this Ashes.
According to Sport24, the decision, after the batsman was adjudged to have edged England off-spinner Graeme Swann to wicketkeeper Matt Prior, was endorsed by third official Kumar Dharmasena, despite evidence, which appeared to suggest it should have been reversed.
Following criticism of the verdict by Australia Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and leg-spin great Shane Warne, Sutherland revealed he was seeking an explanation from the ICC, the report said.
The chief said in that in their view, the on-field decision and referred decision, using DRS, were both incorrect and although CA remained a strong supporter of DRS, it believed that it was important to continue to build confidence in it.
He further added that although they understood and accepted that mistakes could be made from time and time, on this instance, on behalf of the player, the team and all cricket fans, they felt that an explanation was needed as to how the decision was arrived at. (ANI)