- David Gower says he sees no logical motive behind England cancelling Pakistan tour.
- “They [England team] solely needed to spend 4 or 5 days in Pakistan. That isn’t a tricky bubble,” says former captain.
- Says causes given by England to drag out of Pakistan tour appeared made up.
LONDON: Former England captain David Gower Thursday lashed out on the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), slamming it for withdrawing from the Pakistan tour with none justifiable trigger.
The famed cricketer joined different worldwide cricketers and journalists who’ve criticized the ECB for pulling out of the tour.
In a press release, Gower stated he didn’t see any logic within the ECB’s choice to cancel the tour, days after the New Zealand squad determined to desert the Pakistan collection minutes earlier than the primary ODI was scheduled to happen.
“They [England team] solely needed to spend 4 or 5 days in Pakistan,” stated Gower. “That isn’t a tricky bubble.”
He stated the explanations given by the ECB to withdraw from the Pakistan tour appeared to be made up, including that the scenario may have been resolved simply.
Gower identified that it wasn’t tough to call a 14-man squad for a really quick Pakistan tour, including that when some members of the England squad examined constructive for coronavirus, a brand new staff was chosen instantly.
England cancels Pakistan tour
Pakistan cricket suffered one other nice setback final week when England cancelled its Pakistan tour after New Zealand pulled out earlier.
Expressing remorse, the ECB had stated, “We perceive that this choice can be a big disappointment to the PCB”, who’ve labored tirelessly to host the return of worldwide cricket of their nation.
The ECB, nevertheless, had stated the “psychological and bodily well-being” of its gamers and assist employees stays their highest precedence, and this was much more essential given the instances “we’re presently residing in”.
England’s women and men groups have been as a result of play two Twenty20s in Rawalpindi on October 13 and 14. The ladies’s staff have been additionally as a result of play three ODIs in Pakistan on October 17, 19, and 21.
The ECB had stated it had a “longstanding dedication” to tour Pakistan as a part of the Males’s Future Excursions Programme in 2022, because it had agreed to play two further T20 World Cup warm-up video games in October, including a brief girls’s tour with double headers alongside the lads’s video games.