Ravi Bopara 'annoyed and depressed' by ball-tampering allegations

Former England captain and fast bowler Bob Willis claimed that "that one individual was scratching the ball for England" during the Champions Trophy.

updated: June 28, 2013 21:20 IST
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London: Ravi Bopara hit back on Friday at claims of ball-tampering made against England by former captain Bob Willis during the Champions Trophy.

Willis, one of only four England bowlers to have taken 300 Test wickets, said leading umpire Aleem Dar was "on England's case" and "that one individual is scratching the ball for England."

Former fast bowler Willis, now a television pundit. made his comments after Dar and fellow on-field umpire Billy Bowden changed the ball during England's group stage loss to Sri Lanka at The Oval.

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