The action of having dirt in his pocket in order to dry his hands was foolish in the extreme and cannot be condoned, particularly when done by a Test captain. Burge, in his second statement on the affair at Lord's.
I have decided to fine Michael on two counts. Firstly, for using dirt. Secondly, for giving incomplete information to the match referee. Ray Illingworth, the England chairman of selectors.
If I had the chance again, I'd wipe my hand on the ground. Atherton.Reuse content