KARACHI: Because the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) pulled out of the Pakistan tour, questions have been requested from all sides as to who suggested the board to cancel the go to.
On September 20, the ECB had introduced to cancel its tour to Pakistan days after New Zealand had pulled out its staff on the final minute forward of its collection resulting from “safety” issues.
The ECB had at the moment mentioned the “psychological and bodily well-being” of its gamers and help employees stays their highest precedence, and this was much more vital given the occasions “we’re presently dwelling in”.
Former English cricketers, commentators and journalists have all criticised the ECB for cancelling the October tour when there have been no justifiable excuse to take action.
ECB chairman Ian Watmore and chief government Tom Harrison haven’t spoken publicly concerning the matter.
Watmore, nonetheless, had shared along with his Pakistani counterpart Ramiz Raja that the choice to name off the tour was apparently not in his fingers and there have been different influencers as properly.
When the English cricket staff cancelled its scheduled tour of Pakistan, the UK authorities instantly distanced itself from the choice and declared it an impartial determination of the ECB.
British Excessive Commissioner in Pakistan Christian Turner had mentioned in a press release that his authorities was not against the go to. The UK authorities had been additionally not happy with the ECB over the transfer and reportedly expressed disappointment with the board.
The ministers had been of the view that the cancellation had soured ties with Pakistan.
Then, it was additionally mentioned that the board took the choice as a result of stress of the Crew England Participant Partnership (TEPP). However now the gamers’ union has additionally denied their involvement, saying they weren’t taken on board.
“The dialogue didn’t come to a degree the place the problem of going or not going was mentioned,” they mentioned.
After refusal of each the federal government and the gamers, the query is, on whose advise did the ECB take the choice? Did the board resolve itself that the gamers wouldn’t be keen to go and an issue may come up?
You will need to be aware that the British authorities and safety consultants didn’t change their recommendation, implying there was no safety subject in travelling to Pakistan.
Then what occurred and who influenced the ECB in taking the intense step if gamers and the British authorities weren’t against it.
The reply can solely be given by Ian Watmore or Tom Harrison who’re presently lacking from the scene.
Nonetheless, this determination has proved that the ECB forgot the favours Pakistani cricketers gave to maintain the England stadiums alive in 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic was at its peak.