Umpires backed over run-out decision
The International Cricket Council has backed umpire Peter Hartley following a controversial run-out decision during England's game with India at The Oval.
Hartley initially declined to refer the matter to the TV umpire after Paul Collingwood attempted a risky single.
But he did so after seeing the incident on the giant screen at the ground, and Collingwood was duly given out.
An ICC spokesman said: "The way he got to the decision was not ideal, but the fact is the right decision was made."
He continued: "There is nothing to prevent an umpire reversing his decision as long as it is before the next ball was bowled.
"He should have referred the decision straight away but he had the presence of mind to refer it once he realised his mistake.
"Imagine if he had not referred it when Collingwood was clearly out."
The manner of his dismissal appeared to annoy Collingwood, who made only a single.
The ICC confirmed, however, that no attempt was made by the Indian players to influence the umpire into referring the decision.