–Former England skipper had refused to pay for the dressing room damage
From Bipin Dani
Mumbai– It is not known whether England player, Matt Prior would be asked to pay the damage after he broke a glass window (and thus injuring the lady spectator also) in the home dressing room with his bat, following his run-out against Sri Lanka in the Lord's drawn Test match on Tuesday. India's Javagal Sreenath is officiating nas match referee in the current England-Sri Lanka Test series..
But former England skipper, Nasser Hussain did refuse to pay the damage he did to the friedge in Rawalpindi dressing room after being given our LBW off Wasim Akram by umpire in October 2000.
The England team manager Phil Neale presented him with a bill for the damage the next day, but he waved away it by saying the ECB can pay for that. Is dressing room the right place to take out players' frustrations ?
"They should control their emotions", Mian Mohammad Aslam, the umpire who was instrumental in giving Nasser Hussain out in this match, said from Lahore. "After all umpires can make wrong decisions but they are not the cheats, as English players believed".
"After watching the match on TV, I relialised my mistake and went to England skipper", he said. The ball had ptitched well out side the leg-stump.
The England skipper was severely reprimanded by Match Referee Barry Jarman for Breaching of Code 2 -
"Hussain was unlucky, given out lbw by umpire Mian Aslam even though the ball pitched well outside leg stump. He kept his emotions intact on the field, but smashed the glass door of the dressing-room fridge with his bat", the Wisden Almanack has noted in its issue.
There are other few instances where the players have shown their anger over umpires decision. Matthew Hayden broke a glass door in the Sydney dressing room in the 2002-03 Ashes after getting out to Andrew Caddick.