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Did Adam Voges wear surgical glove

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Published : Feb 22, 2016, 6:35 am IST
Updated : Feb 22, 2016, 6:35 am IST

The Australian cricket team are understood to be fuming at a media report questioning whether Adam Voges was wearing a glove while fielding against the Black Caps on Day One of the second cricket Test

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The Australian cricket team are understood to be fuming at a media report questioning whether Adam Voges was wearing a glove while fielding against the Black Caps on Day One of the second cricket Test in Christchurch on Saturday.

On Sunday, a story from the New Zealand Herald claimed Voges appeared to have a surgical-type glove on his right hand as he took the catch to dismiss Corey Anderson.

A close-up picture clearly shows Voges with tanned-coloured tape around his right wrist, and the colour of both his hands appears to be the same. The picture and television coverage of the moment do not support the speculation, which originated on Twitter.

A Cricket Australia spokeswoman rubbished the report that Voges was wearing a glove. She confirmed he had strapping tape on his right wrist, which he is permitted to do.

Other than the wicketkeeper, fielders are not allowed to wear a glove of any type and can only stop the ball with their body. Any breaking of this rule results in a five-run penalty for the fielding team.

The permission of the umpires is supposed to be sought for a fielder wearing protection on their hands.

Anderson was on 72 when the catch was taken, with New Zealand falling to 266/6 on their way to a first innings total of 370.

Location: New Zealand, Canterbury, Christchurch