LAHORE - The International Cricket Council announced officially on Thursday that the result of Oval Test was altered to a draw from a forfeit. The decision was taken at the ICC's annual conference week, which began on Sunday. ICC Chief Executives' Committee (CEC) and the ICC Board are meeting in Dubai to discuss the Champions Trophy and other issues. In a statement issued after its board's meeting, the ICC said: "The board decided the result of the match should be altered. The change is from an England win as a result of Pakistan's refusal to play to the match being termed abandoned as a draw." It further said: "The board's decision is based on the view that in light of the unique set of circumstances the original result was felt to be inappropriate." The unique controversy of cricket history had started at the Oval in August 2006 when Australian umpire Darrell Hair had penalised Pakistan five penalty runs for what he thought was ball-tampering. The then captain Inzamamul Haq refused to take the field after tea on the fourth day and in an indecent haste, Hair declared that the match was forfeited to England. It was also learnt that though player's performance had little affect with the result change, a few changes were likely to be made in the ICC Test ranking. The board also decided to introduce a provision for a one-over eliminator to replace a bowl-out in the event of a tie. The eliminator will be applicable in the semi-finals and the final in the ICC Champions Trophy and all matches in the ICC World Twenty20.