West Indies bowling glorious Michael Holding slammed England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for its choice to cancel the Pakistan tour and referred to as it ‘Western conceitedness’.
England males’s and ladies’s groups had been scheduled to tour Pakistan in the course of October to play T20I matches forward of the ICC Males’s T2o World Cup in UAE.
On September 20, ECB introduced their choice to tug out of the Pakistan tour, citing the psychological and bodily well-being of their gamers and help employees members as their precedence.
The ECB assertion doesn’t wash with me: Michael Holding
ECB’s choice got here just some days after the New Zealand cricket group had pulled out of the Pakistan tour on the final minute of the matchday in Rawalpindi due to safety issues.
“The ECB Board convened this weekend to debate these further England Girls’s and Males’s video games in Pakistan, and we are able to affirm that the Board has reluctantly determined to withdraw each groups from the October journey,” the ECB stated in an announcement.
“The psychological and bodily well-being of our gamers and help employees stays our highest precedence, and that is much more essential given the occasions we’re at the moment dwelling in,” the assertion additional added.
Holding, who performed 60 Assessments and 102 ODI matches for West Indies, stated that he doesn’t agree with the England board’s assertion and termed it as Western conceitedness.
“The ECB assertion doesn’t wash with me. No substance. No person needs to return ahead and withstand something as a result of they know what they did was improper,” Holding advised Sky Sports activities.
“So that they put out an announcement and hid behind an announcement. It simply jogs my memory of the garbage they did with Black Lives Matter. I gained’t return into that as a result of I’ve stated sufficient about that. However what that sign sends to me, is similar Western conceitedness,” he added.
I’m completely positive ECB wouldn’t have executed that to India: Michael Holding
It will have been the primary tour of Pakistan by an England ladies’s group and the primary by their male counterparts since 2005.
Then again, Pakistan have toured England twice because the COVID-19 pandemic emerged- first in August 2020 to play three Assessments and as many T20Is.
Earlier in July, there was a COVID-19 outbreak within the England camp, after which your complete squad was modified on the final second, however Pakistan performed your complete limited-overs tour within the UK.
Holding stated that England wouldn’t have dared to do the identical factor with India as a result of they’re very highly effective than Pakistan.
“I’ll deal with you the way I really feel like treating you, it doesn’t matter what you assume, I’ll simply do what I need,” Holding asserted.
“Pakistan went to England earlier than vaccines had been out there for six or seven weeks. They stayed, they performed their cricket, they honoured what England needed them to honour, to avoid wasting England’s butt, to place it mildly.
“4 days in Pakistan? I’m completely positive they might not have executed that to India, as a result of India is wealthy and highly effective,” he added.
Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ramiz Raja wasn’t completely happy in any respect with ECB’s choice with out holding any discussions with them.