West Indies yarn Michael Maintaining says England’s resolution to abolish its white-ball excursions of Pakistan smacked of ‘western arrogance’ and the country wouldn’t have ever carried out this to a ‘rich and sturdy’ country like India. England girls and men folk teams had been scheduled to tour Pakistan in October however the English Board (ECB) canceled both the series motive being the ‘psychological and bodily effectively-being’ of avid gamers would be affected.
“The ECB commentary would not wash with me. No substance. Nobody wants to reach forward and face as much as the relaxation because they know what they did used to be atrocious. So they set out a commentary and hid behind a commentary. It upright rings a bell in my memory of the rubbish they did with Shaded Lives Subject,” acknowledged the Windies yarn after receiving the Cricket Writers’ Membership Peter Smith Award on Tuesday (October 5).
” I will even no longer return into that because I’ve acknowledged ample about that. Despite what that mark sends to me, is the same western arrogance. deem, I creep upright attain what I need,” he added.
ECB’s resolution to desert the tour came upright three days after New Zealand had pulled out of a tour of Pakistan at the last minute, on account of security concerns. If issues would’ve remained the same this will’ve been the main time since 2005 when England men would have played in Pakistan, while their girls folk have never played in that country.
Maintaining sympathised with Pakistan and acknowledged had it been India, England wouldn’t have dared to abolish the tour.
“Pakistan went to England prior to vaccines had been readily available for six or seven weeks they stayed, they played their cricket, they honored what England wished them to honour,” acknowledged Maintaining, who played 60 Assessments for West Indies prior to changing into an illustrious commentator.
(with PTI inputs)