Stalwart England batsman and Test match pundit Geoff Boycott is coming under increasing pressure as the game's bosses have begun examining footage of his old days at the crease.
Records show that "Boicks" often blocked easily hittable balls, sometimes for several overs on end. On one occasion, at Karachi in 1964, he went a day and a half at the wicket without scoring a single run. This feat went unnoticed at the time as most of the crowd were in a deep sleep.
"There's got to be something odd about that," remarked MCC administrator "Lord" Ted Dexter yesterday.
"You wouldn't get away with it now but in those days cricketers were thought to be pure as the driven snow - even working-class chappies like Boycott."