Michael Holding lashed out at ECB: Former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding has slammed the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for canceling the Pakistan tour, saying that the England board could not have said if it was India tour. He said that the England board cannot refuse to tour India. Let us tell you that many former cricketers and commentators of the world have criticized this decision of the ECB.
That’s the Western ego – Michael Holding
The great West Indies fast bowler said in a conversation with SkySports, “These guys could have spent four days in Pakistan. I am sure they could not do the same with India. The signal it gives me is western arrogance. I’ll treat you the way I want to treat you, it doesn’t matter what you think, I’ll do what I want.”
He added, “India is rich and powerful. I agree with Mike Arthurton and George Dobell who criticized the ECB.” Let us tell you that the ECB had decided not to go to Pakistan citing the risk in visiting the area. The ECB, however, has assured the Pakistan Cricket Board of a full series against Pakistan next year.
Had India been there, I would not have dared to cancel the tour of England. holding
Holding sympathized with Pakistan, saying that if it were India, it would not have dared to cancel the tour of England. He said, “Pakistan toured England for six or seven weeks before the vaccine was available. They stayed there. They played cricket there. They respected what England wanted from them. England had to spend four days in Pakistan. Had to go for it? I am sure he would not have done this to India because India is rich and powerful.”