3. Umpires awarding a match
(a) A match shall be lost by a side whicheither
(i) concedes defeator
(ii) in the opinion of the umpires refuses to playand the umpires shall award the match to the other side.
(b) If an umpire considers that an action by any player or players might constitute a refusal by either side to play then the umpires together shall ascertain the cause of the action. If they then decide together that this action does constitute a refusal to play by one side, they shall so inform the captain of that side. If the captain persists in the action the umpires shall award the match in accordance with (a)(ii) above.
(c) If action as in (b) above takes place after play has started and does not constitute a refusal to play(i) playing time lost shall be counted from the start of the action until play recommences, subject to Law 15.5 (Changing agreed times for intervals).(ii) the time for close of play on that day shall be extended by this length of time, subject to Law 3.9 (Suspension of play for adverse conditions of ground, weather or light).(iii) if applicable, no overs shall be deducted during the last hour of the match solely on account of this time.
Isn't 'technicality' an euphemism for details? If the exchange between Inzamam and Hair, reported in cricinfo is right(knowing media the whole version will change tomorrow) Hair is right. Pakistan forfeited the game. Thats all one needs to know. Whether there was tampering/Who tampered the ball is so moot. India atleast proceeded with the game in South africa.