London, July 13 (ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) is reportedly set to back the decision of the third umpire over the controversial dismissal of England player Jonathan Trott during the second day of the first Ashes Test.
According to the Daily Express, third umpire Marais Erasmus overturned a 'not out' LBW decision for Trott early in the second innings, despite the side-on HotSpot camera, which might have reprieved him, being temporarily unavailable.
Angry at the decision, England coach Andy Flower reportedly complained to the match referee, asking how Erasmus came to a definitive conclusion while England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Giles Clarke later spoke to ICC chief executive Dave Richardson on the matter.
However, the ICC had said there would be 'no comment on an umpiring decision', hinting at their support of Erasmus's verdict, adding that the cricket governing body is understood to be confident that their own protocols regarding the use of technology have been followed.
Despite the standing umpire Aleem Dar, appearing to show some surprise that his original decision was overturned, the report however, said that Erasmus was well within his rights to reverse the call, a position that the ICC is set to restate next week.
But the report further said that the ICC has promised to report findings from their own investigation into the matter after the conclusion of the first Test when Richardson arrives for the second Test at Lord's.
According to the rules regarding the Decision Review System, the third umpire can make a recommendation to overturn an on-field call even in the absence of one part of the technology, as long as he informs the standing umpire, the report added. (ANI)