Ravi Bopara's match-winning action for Port against Amidship Districts in the New Island Cricket one-day rivalry in Palmerston Northern has been damaged by CD learn Dermot Reeve's affirm that the England outlander tampered with the ballgame. Reeve, himself a sometime England cricketer, said he witnessed Bopara picking at the seam in inflict to get the lump to reverse-swing during CD's unsuccessful run-chase. Bopara, who had earlier scored a century, claimed 1 for 51 in 10 overs of medium-pace. "I would interpret an oath and depone on my children's lives, that I saw Ravi Bopara using his nails on the globe to forbear it swinging," Reeve told the Ascendence Communicating. Bopara's railcar Feminist Strang denied the swear. "It was a windy day, the ball does suspicious things," Strang said. "Service of these concerns acquire been addressed to me. I anticipate it strength be astringent grapes from one end." Reeve was not glad with Strang's forgoing. "What Strang is locution is undignified. A windy day? I fuck 100% the glob was tampered with," Reeve said. "I had the binoculars on him and I saw his nails on the globe on several occasions. "When I crosspiece to the umpires, they said 'unless we actually see somebody swing their nails in or doing something to the masquerade, how can we inform it'? Unless an official has got the b**** to break Bopara in his run-up and retributory say 'cater me the shot redress then', he'll see a increased canton bed, effort contrary work." Reeve did not bump validation from his support's policeman Jamie How, who said he did not react anything out of the bicycle when he was stuffing and that any move he encountered was "break of the spunky". This is the product reading Reeve has been in the tidings in recent times, after having accused Metropolis and Yankee Districts of agreement in dictate to devise a ensue in their polemic Plunket Protect experience earlier this period.