Giles Clarke furious at light call
England chairman Giles Clarke has hit out at the International Cricket Council after bad light caused a farcical end to the fifth Ashes Test at the Kia Oval.
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With England needing just 21 runs from 24 balls to make history against Australia to wrap up a 4-0 series triumph, the players were taken off when Aleem Dar and Kumar Dharmasena produced the dreaded light meters and signalled the end of proceedings.
A thrilling climax looked to be in progress after a memorable day in London, but the ending left a sour taste in Clarke's mouth.
The 60-year-old said: "It's totally unsatisfactory the way the game ended - the rules are clearly unacceptable and I expect [ICC chief executive] David Richardson to change it at the next ICC chief executives' meeting."
Clarke, however, was able to take pleasure after England won the series.
He added: "It's a great moment though, the country should appreciate these players.
"I'm so proud of our team and had the privilege of giving some of them Ashes medals for the second time."