Manchester: The 5-match Test series played between Team India and England could not be completed as the 5th match had to be canceled due to Corona. After which differences appeared between the ECB and the BCCI, although later both gave the same statement. Meanwhile, former England captain Michael Vaughan made a big statement after the last match was canceled and blamed Virat Sena.
Vaughan targets Indian players
Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes that the fifth Test match between India and England was canceled to benefit the IPL. Vaughan also said that Indian players should have relied on the PCR test.
Vaughan said in a column for The Telegraph, “To be honest, it’s all about money and the IPL. The Test has been canceled as the players must be fearing the risk of corona infection and missing out on the IPL. In a week we will watch IPL and players will run around smiling and happy. But they should have relied on the PCR test. We now know a lot about this virus. We know how to manage and handle it better.
Team India could have played: Vaughan
Vaughan said, ‘I find it surprising that India could not field 11 players from the 20-man team to play the match. If there were players who wanted to part ways and didn’t want to play, that’s fine. It is about personal preference. But India should have made every effort to field players from the XI, even if it means choosing a third-string team. He had won in Australia with a lot of reserve players.
It didn’t go well: Vaughn
Vaughan said, ‘He should have played his part in this game, like England should have completed their matches in South Africa last year. When the PCR test of the Indian team came negative on Thursday night, it was a green signal for me that the match should go ahead. The game of cricket needed this test match. The series was brilliantly crafted. It was not right that a Test match could be canceled 90 minutes before the toss. Had the cancellation been announced on Thursday, it would have saved fans from traveling to Manchester.