Australia and India agree to abandon 'trust' pact
Wednesday 16 January 2008
Australia and India have decided to abandon their agreement of trusting the word of fielders on contentious low catches for the rest of the Test series.
The teams agreed before the first Test that batsmen would accept the word of the fielder rather than refer them to the third umpire because the replays were almost always inconclusive. But the sides have dropped the agreement after a number of disputed catches in the Sydney Test, saying they would now leave the verdict to the umpires.
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