The Ashes controversy: How hot is Hot Spot? England angry over Jonathon Trott's dismissal

Trailing Australia by 65 runs, England's middle order mainstay Jonathan Trott was adjudged lbw for a first-ball duck to Mitchell Starc on Thursday.

updated: July 12, 2013 14:14 IST
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The England and Wales Cricket Board received an apology from the International Cricket Council chief executive Dave Richardson and the inventor of Hot Spot over the technology's inability to determine whether Jonathan Trott was out LBW or not.

The lack of a square Hot Spot camera made it inconclusive to show whether Trott did get an inside edge before the ball hit his front pad off Mitchell Starc. Trott was originally given not out by on-field umpire Aleem Dar, but the decision was over-ruled by the third umpire Marais Erasmus despite the side on Hotspot image of the dismissal was not available.

England coach Andy Flower, furious with this outcome, demanded an explanation from senior ICC match referee Ranjan Madugalle. The hosts wanted to find out why their number three batsman was adjudged leg before wicket once the on-field umpires followed the proper rules.

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