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No action on Clarke-Gayle incident

By Greg Buckle 19/10/2006 06:15:13 AM Comments (0)

Australia's Michael Clarke and West Indies all-rounder Chris Gayle have escaped any official disciplinary action from the umpires following their clash in Wednesday's Champions Trophy match in Mumbai.

Clarke made 47 in Australia's innings of 9-224 as the tournament favourite fell 10 runs short of the West Indies total of 6-234.

Gayle (1-39) and Clarke were seen arguing during Clarke's innings and the pair appeared to brush shoulders as the Australian ran between the wickets.

But an ICC spokesman said the two on-field umpires, South Africa's Rudi Koertzen and England's Mark Benson, had made no mention of any incidents in their report to match referee Mike Procter.

Australia captain Ricky Ponting said in his post-match news conference he felt the matter should have been addressed.

"It got a bit animated and there was fairly strong body language as well," Ponting said.

"You'd imagine if there is any consistency in this game whatsoever, then that issue has to be looked at."

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