Cricket: Stuart Broad faces calls to be banned after refusing to walk in Ashes opener

NOTTINGHAM (AFP) - West Indies great Michael Holding has called for Stuart Broad to banned from the second Ashes Test at Lord's after the England batsman refused to walk in the series opener.

Broad had made 37 runs, with England then 297 for seven in their second innings on Friday's third day at Trent Bridge, when he edged teenage debutant spinner Ashton Agar. The ball clipped wicketkeeper Brad Haddin's gloves and then flew to Australia captain Michael Clarke at first slip.

Australia appealed for the catch but leading Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar ruled in the batsman's favour as Broad stayed put.

Holding said the International Cricket Council (ICC) should punish Broad's decision not to walk - the practice whereby batsman give themselves out without waiting for the umpire's decision.

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