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ICC issues wishy-washy response to Ashes ball swap fiasco as both teams cop fines for slow over rates

The ICC has issued a typically flimsy response to the furore which erupted after the umpires replaced a scuffed-up ball with a much newer one which helped turn around England’s charge to victory in the fifth Test at The Oval.

Former Test captain Ricky Ponting was furious in commentary for host broadcaster Sky Sports at umpires Joel Wilson and Kumar Dharmasena and opener Usman Khawaja was also bemused over the switch to a much shinier one after England…


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