The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday made it clear that it has not received any complaint from Cricket South Africa against umpire Steve Davis, reportedly spotted drunk by South African players on the eve of the second Test against India in Durban.
"No allegations have been made... The CSA hasn't told the ICC anything. It's all nonsense," said Colin Gibson, ICC's head of media and communications.
CSA's media officer Michael Owen-Smith also confirmed that it has not lodged any protest with the ICC.
Sourcesin the South Africa camp were quoted as saying by the daily, "Beeld", that some of the South African cricketers frequently saw Davis at a particular bar over the past week and that he was seen stumbling into the Sandton hotel in the wee hours during the first Test at Centurion.
Justa day after South Africa were humiliated by India in Durban, the local media reported that the Proteas were mulling lodging a complaint against the Australian umpire who gave two dubious decisions during the second Test.
Davis, along with his Pakistani colleague, Asad Rauf, committed quite a few umpiring blunders during the second Test, with leg before wicket decisionsinvolving AB de Villiers and Mark Boucher being the most important ones.