- Haysman phrases ECB calling off the tour to Pakistan with out consulting their gamers “extraordinarily heartbreaking”.
- Calls for ICC to take strict motion in opposition to such behaviour of ECB.
- Says NZC ought to have taken the matter of safety threats to the very best authorities in Pakistan.
RAWALPINDI: Famend worldwide cricket commentator Mike Haysman has mentioned that the New Zealand and England cricket boards’ cancellation of the Pakistan tour is “extraordinarily disappointing”.
He mentioned that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has misplaced a “golden alternative” to pay again Pakistan for its goodwill.
In an unique dialog with NEWSONHY Information, the previous Australian cricketer mentioned that he by no means felt insecure whereas being in Pakistan, including that the ECB calling off the tour to Pakistan with out consulting their gamers was “extraordinarily heartbreaking”.
Haysman mentioned that Pakistan toured England when the coronavirus pandemic was at its peak.
“ECB had a golden alternative to pay again Pakistani cricket with a four-day tour which they’ve sadly missed,” he mentioned.
The commentator mentioned that this was not the primary time that the ECB has backed off from a tour unexpectedly because the board just lately pulled out of the South Africa tour, making the pandemic an excuse whereas, in actual fact, not a single workers member or participant had examined optimistic for COVID-19.
The ICC should take strict motion in opposition to such behaviour of ECB, he demanded.
Haysman additional acknowledged that NZ Cricket ought to have taken the matter of safety threats to the very best authorities in Pakistan as an alternative of unilaterally calling off the tour.
“While you play worldwide cricket, you need to present proof backing your selections earlier than cancelling the tour,” mentioned Haysman.
He mentioned that he has been travelling out and in of Pakistan since 1996 and has “by no means discovered any downside concerning safety”.
“The safety in Pakistan is a little more than ordinary with a cause to conduct worldwide cricket easily,” mentioned Haysman, including that his presence in Pakistan is a significant proof of no safety threats.
Haysman is at the moment in Pakistan to commentate for Nationwide T20 Cup occurring in Rawalpindi.
The previous cricketer, having expertise of over twenty years within the discipline of commentary, believes that Pakistan has a unique expertise as in comparison with different cricket-playing nations.
“I all the time come throughout two to a few new proficient cricketers every time I go to Pakistan which impresses me rather a lot,” mentioned Haysman, including that Pakistan is a loving nation and he’ll help Pakistani cricket throughout this powerful time.