Former England captain Michael Vaughan and Kevin Pietersen have questioned Australia decision to postpone the tour to South Africa. Vaughan said had they could do it against a strong country like India in cricket? Cricket Australia has postponed the tour to South Africa citing health and safety risks amid the Corona epidemic.
Australia had to play a Test series in South Africa. In this regard, Cricket Australia (CA) Chief Executive Officer Nick Hockley said that he postponed his visit to South Africa because of the growing cases of the COVID-19 epidemic. But before deciding, consider all possible options. Under this, the offer to have the series in Australia was also included.
Michael Vaughan targets Australia
Now Michael Vaughan tweeted this. He questioned Australia. Also said that big boards like India, Australia, and England should help those cricket boards on which the epidemic has fallen. Vaughan said, “Australia’s withdrawal from the tour is a matter of concern for the game.” If they had visited India, could they have done this? The three big countries must help the board facing the economic consequences of the epidemic. At the same time, former England batsman Peterson also targeted Australia.
Kevin Peterson also targeting Australia
The Australian team never cancels a tour of India. Thus canceling the tour of South Africa is a dark period in cricket. England also canceled the tour of South Africa due to the Corona epidemic, but the tour also took place after the players were positive in Sri Lanka.
No way @CricketAus would have not played India in a Test tour.
It’s a really dark time in the world of cricket with CA cancelling their tour of @OfficialCSA. @englandcricket also pulled out of SA due to Covid issues, but players test positive in SL and tour goes on?!
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) February 3, 2021
Graeme Smith also whipped Australia
Describing the decision to cancel the tour to Australia, South Africa Cricket said that it would have to suffer a lot of financial loss. CSA Cricket Director Graeme Smith said on Tuesday,
We are very disappointed with Cricket Australia’s decision. We were fully prepared for this tour. The CSA had been working tirelessly for the last few weeks to ensure that every CA requirement was met. This was going to be the longest tour for us in the Bio-Safety Cabinet (Bio-Safe), which was, to begin with, a three-Test series against Australia in the last of this month. In such a situation, it is very disappointing to hear about this decision of CA at the last moments.
Australia had to play three Test matches on this tour. However, cases of COVID-19 are increasing again in South Africa and a new type of virus has also been found. (Australia postpone South Africa tour)