ECB cancelled Pakistan tour with out consulting gamers: English cricketers union

Pakistan’s cricket Mohammad Rizwan might be seen in motion whereas enjoying the third Twenty20 Worldwide at Emirates Previous Trafford, Manchester, Britain on July 20, 2021— Reuters/File
  • Workforce England Participant Partnership says ECB saved union in the dead of night about their choice to cancel Pakistan’s tour.
  • The ECB’s choice drew pointless criticism on gamers, says TEPP.
  • The cricketers union says ECB knowledgeable gamers in regards to the choice after their board assembly.

The Workforce England Participant Partnership (TEPP) Friday stated England Cricket Board (EBC) saved the union in the dead of night about their choice to cancel Pakistan’s tour after New Zealand made the same choice final week. 

“The gamers weren’t consulted in regards to the tour,” TEPP clarified.

The England cricketers’ union added that the cricket board knowledgeable the gamers in regards to the choice after their board assembly.

“Gamers have been neither consulted earlier than the tour was finalised nor have been they taken on board over the choice to cancel the tour,” it stated.

The TEPP added: “At no level have been the staff gamers taken into confidence.”

Addressing the backlash acquired after England determined to cancel their tour to Pakistan, the cricketers union stated: “The ECB’s choice drew pointless criticism on gamers.”

ECB cancelled Pakistan tour after New Zealand pull out

On September 20, the ECB cancelled its tour to Pakistan days after New Zealand had pulled its staff out on the final minute forward of its collection on account of “safety” considerations.

Expressing remorse, ECB had stated, “we perceive that this choice shall be a major disappointment to the PCB”, who’ve labored tirelessly to host the return of worldwide cricket of their nation.

The ECB, nonetheless, stated the “psychological and bodily well-being” of its gamers and assist workers stays their highest precedence, and this was much more vital given the occasions “we’re at the moment dwelling in”.

The board had stated “We’re sincerely sorry for the affect this can have on cricket in Pakistan and emphasise an ongoing dedication to our fundamental touring plans there for 2022.”

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