THE spelling in the test paper that has been used in the final three years of England’s Ashes series with Australia was wrong, the FA has confirmed.
The FA’s technical panel has concluded that spelling errors were found in the England Test match against Australia in Brisbane in May, when it was played on a day that was marked by heavy rain and wind.
A letter sent to the FA by the match referee, David Whelan, said the England captain, Moeen Ali, had been given a warning for “spelling mistakes” in his test paper.
“The letter says that the England batsman was told that he was guilty of ‘spelling errors’ and a further warning,” the FA said in a statement.
“Mr Whelans letter says: ‘The England batsmen is warned that he will be cautioned for a ‘speling error’ if he repeats these mistakes on the day of the match, so that he does not repeat the mistakes during the match’.”
“The England captain was told the ‘speller’ would be fined and would be suspended for the match,” the statement added.
The FA will be examining the paper to determine whether any further action should be taken. “
There are no charges to answer, so it is now clear that there was no ‘speel’ in the match paper and that the correct spelling was ‘a’.”
The FA will be examining the paper to determine whether any further action should be taken.
“We are confident that all of the evidence points to a genuine error in the paper, as all of our evidence shows.”
If a spelling mistake is found on the paper that was given to the England captains captain, he will not be punished.
“Mr Whetas letter was not a written warning.””
Our thoughts are with the England players and their families.””
Mr Whetas letter was not a written warning.”
Our thoughts are with the England players and their families.
“England’s top order of bowlers and batsmen, including captain Moeen, bowled for the first time since the second Test, against Australia, in Cardiff in October.”
As the match progressed and the rain became more intense, we were told by our staff that the bowlers were having difficulty making the ball go around the ground and we were having problems with it, too,” a player said.”
In the third day, we could see the bowler was struggling.
“Moeen and the bowler were both told by their coaches and our physio to keep a good eye on themselves and their feet to see if they were doing something wrong.”
The match was replayed with a new spelling of the name of the country on the field and a spelling of England and Australia on the outside of the boundaries, but England’s bowlers did not appear to be affected.
The Test was one of three Tests in the series that took place on the same day, which saw Australia lose their fifth Test in succession.
The players are all in Australia for the Ashes series.
England’s players, who were expected to take part in their first Test since May, were not allowed to leave the country before the start of the second Ashes Test.
“All the players are here for the Test,” said one player, who did not want to be named.
“It is a special day for the team and for the players.
England will play a home Test against the West Indies on Friday, before taking on South Africa in Hobart.”
It is good to see that they are not going to be leaving for this Test.”
England will play a home Test against the West Indies on Friday, before taking on South Africa in Hobart.