‘Don’t go pointing fingers’ – Kevin Pietersen And Wasim Jaffer Slammed ECB

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Kevin Pietersen And Wasim Jaffer Slammed ECB For Their Hypocrisy: The fifth and the last Test match of the Pataudi Trophy in Manchester was canceled after a member of Indian support staff was tested positive ahead of the series finale. After a dramatic chain of events, the series finale was called off, with the potential of rescheduling the game.

Ever since it was announced that the game was canceled, there were many who came up with furious reactions, and fans were also left disappointed. However, there were many who pointed fingers at the Indian contingent for not following the bio-bubble norms strictly.

Amidst all this, former cricketer Kevin Pietersen has voiced his opinion regarding the cancellation of the final Test. Pietersen has slammed ECB and asked them to not be hypocrites by reminding them of the South Africa tour cancellation. He wrote:

England left the tour of SA for Covid scares & cost CSA plenty, so don’t go pointing fingers!”.

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Former England skipper Michael Vaughan echoed the same sentiments as he wrote how England also let South African cricket down. He wrote:

India have let English Cricket down!!! But England did let South African Cricket down!!!’

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Former Indian cricketer Wasim Jaffer also expressed his thoughts on this matter as he backed the Indian side by stating how they completed the Oval Test despite the entire coaching staff getting infected with COVID-19 during the game. He wrote:

England were within their rights back then and so are India now. If anything, India honoured their commitment and completed the Oval test despite entire coaching staff getting positive during the game.”

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Meanwhile, later in the day, on September 9, in a press conference, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) expressed their commitment towards the rescheduling of the Test, after having jointly decided with the ECB to call off the fifth and final Test match. The release read:

The BCCI and ECB held several rounds of discussion to find a way to play the Test Match, however, the outbreak of Covid-19 in the Indian team contingent forced the decision of calling off the Old Trafford Test Match,”

In lieu of the strong relationship between BCCI and ECB, the BCCI has offered to ECB a rescheduling of the cancelled Test match. Both the Boards will work towards finding a window to reschedule this Test match.”

The BCCI has always maintained that the safety and well-being of the players is of paramount importance and there will be no compromise on that aspect.”

“The BCCI would like to thank the ECB for their co-operation and understanding in these trying times.  We would like to apologise to the fans for not being able to complete an enthralling series.”