Michael Holding, the legend of the West Indies, said that England’s decision to cancel Pakistan’s white ball tours had crushed “Western arrogance” and that the country would not have done this to “rich and powerful” India.
The England men’s and women’s teams were scheduled to tour Pakistan this month, but their cricket board (ECB) canceled both series due to players’ “mental and physical well-being” and safety concerns.
“The ECP report did not wash over with me. It makes no sense,” BBC Sport Holding was quoted as saying after the Cricket Writers’ Association’s Peter Smith award on Tuesday.
“No one wanted to face anything voluntarily because they knew what they did was wrong. So they put a statement and hid behind a statement. It reminds me of the junk they did with Black Lives Matter,” he said.
“I will not go back about it because I said enough about it. But sending that signal to me is the same Western arrogance.
It doesn’t matter how you think I treat you, I will do what I want you to do, ”he added.
For security reasons, the ECB decided to drop the tour three days after New Zealand pulled out of the tour of Pakistan at the last minute.
Had there been a tour, it would have been the first time England men have played in Pakistan since 2005, while their women have never played in that country.
If it is India, sympathizing with Pakistan, the UK will not dare to cancel the tour.
“Holding played in 60 Tests for the West Indies before becoming a famous commentator,” Pakistan went to England six or seven weeks before vaccinations were available.
“They stayed, they played their cricket, they respected England’s respect, they kept England’s ground.
Four days in Pakistan? I firmly believe that they would not have made India because India is rich and powerful.