WORCESTERSHIRE paceman Alamgir Sheriyar is likely to escape punishment after clashing with an umpire during England's 'A' tour of Bangladesh.

Sheriyar remonstrated with umpire B.S. Chowdhury after an lbw appeal was turned down on the final day of their drawn match at Chittagong.

However, the incident was not reported to the match referee by the umpires so further action is unlikely.

Sheriyar, whose disappointing start to the tour continued when he bowled three overs for 18 runs in Bangladesh's second innings, moved in from mid-off to have words with the umpire after he rejected an appeal to a delivery from 'A' team colleague Paul Franks.

He had to be pulled away by team-mate Aftab Habib.

Tour manager Mike Gatting said: "I didn't see the incident, but I understand it was something that probably looked worse than it was. Aftab Habib did the right thing.

"There were no problems with anyone who was officiating and all I can say is that they obviously didn't think much of it."

Match referee Shafiuq-ul-Huq added: "There was no official complaint so I can take no action, but Sheriyar abused the umpire, he used bad words.

"The captain and vice-captain of Bangladesh were batting at the time and asked the umpire if he would make a complaint, but he said he had not heard and so could not."

Sheriyar and the other England bowlers have been critical of the standard of umpiring since their arrival

Gatting added: "However much you tell them that it will happen, it is still disappointing. When you are hot and frustrated, people react."

In contrast to Sheriyar, his Worcestershire team-mate Vikram Solanki continued his excellent start to the tour by making 185, including seven sixes and 20 fours, as England made 388.

He shared an eighth-wicket stand of 115 with Sussex's James Kirtley, who made 32.

Bangladesh, however, comfortably held out for a draw by making easing their way to 158-5 in their second innings.