England vs Pakistan, 2nd Test: Richard Kettleborough himself reported to the ICC Anti-Corruption unit about the smartwatch, that he mistakenly wore on the field during the first session of Day 2.
- Richard Kettleborough was spotted wearing a smartwatch during the first session on Day 2
- Players and match officials are not allowed to wear or have any transmitting device on them during a game
- ICC’s anti-corruption unit let Kettleborough off with a reminder of the Player and Match Officials regulations
English umpire Richard Kettleborough came under the ICC anti-corruption unit scanner on Friday after he was spotted wearing a smartwatch on Day 2 of the second Test match between England and Pakistan in Southampton.
Players and match officials are not allowed to wear smartwatches or have any transmitting device on them during a game, mobile phones also have to be submitted to anti-corruption officials which are returned after the day’s play.
Richard Kettleborough completely forgot about the rule and was spotted wearing a smartwatch during the first session of the Test, after which he realised his mistake and took it off. Kettleborough himself reported the matter to the anti-corruption unit, according to ESPNcricinfo.
ACU officials let Kettleborough off with a reminder of the rules under the Player and Match Officials Area Regulations (PMOA).
Meanwhile, rain once again played spoilsport for the second day in a row as Pakistan reached 223 for 9 at stumps on Day 2 thanks to Mohammad Rizwan’s gritty half-century at the Ageas Bowl. The visitors had resumed their first innings at 126 for 5 at the start, which was delayed by by 90 minutes by bad light.
Rizwan was unbeaten on 60 off 116 balls with five boundaries at the end of the day’s play with Naseem Shah at the other end. The Pakistani wicketkeeper was dropped by his English counterpart Jos Buttler on 14, on 60.
For England, James Anderson has the best bowling figures so far with 3 for 48 while Broad picked 3 wickets for 56 runs to continue his brilliant form this summer after being left out of the first Test of the series against the West Indies last month.ADVERTISEMENT
With Pakistan’s first innings stretching into a third day and more rain forecast, a draw is already beginning to look the most likely result. England lead 1-0 in the three-match series.