Once upon a time, before Shakoor Rana

E.R. RAMACHANDRAN writes: Many years back, proabably in the mid-1950s, during an England (MCC) vs Pakistan series in Pakistan, a strange incident happened. Fed up by the partisan umpiring, the English players decided to teach a lesson to one of the umpires, Idris Beg.

They called the official to a ‘Poolside’ party and ‘accidentally’ pushed him into the pool. Peter Loader, the pace bowler, was one of players. There were six more players who were involved. There was an ‘apology’ from the English players after the Pakistan Cricket Board raised a hue and cry.

Apparently, this did not have any effect on Pakistani umpiring till neutral umpires came on the scene. Could Churumuri readers or cricket historians like Ramachandra Guha or Boria Mazumdar throw some more light on this episode?