Thursday 1 August 2013 

Video - Reaction To Controversial Day

Video - Reaction To Controversial Day
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Cricket Australia, Tim Bresnan and Chris Rogers react to a controversial opening day of the third Ashes Test at Old Trafford.

A Cricket Australia spokesman read out a statement from Chief Executive James Sutherland saying the board had sought clarification from the International Cricket Council (ICC) over the dismissal of Usman Khawaja.

"Cricket Australia has sought an explanation from the ICC on the dismissal of Usman Khawaja. In our view, the on-field decision and referred decision using DRS were both incorrect," Sutherland said.
 
"CA remains a strong supporter of DRS and believes it is important that cricket continues to improve and build confidence in the DRS.
 
"We understand and accept that from time to time mistakes can be made, however in this instance, on behalf of the player, the team and all cricket fans, we feel duty bound to seek further explanation as to how this decision was arrived at."

England fast bowler Tim Bresnan, who struck early on to remove Shane Watson before Australia closed on 303 for three, says that England players must continue to accept and respect the umpire's decision.

Chris Rogers, who made 84 during the day's play, confirmed that even in real time he didn't think Khawaja, who was given out caught behind off Graeme Swann, had hit the ball.

Video courtesy of SNTV

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