New Delhi: Former England cricketer Paul Newman has targeted the Indian cricketer, BCCI and IPL for the cancellation of the fifth Test match to be held in Manchester due to the Corona case coming to the fore in the Indian camp. India’s assistant physio Yogesh Parmar was found corona positive before the fifth Test, due to which the match was cancelled.
Newman spews poison
Newman said that India did not respect this series and they did not respect Test cricket by violating the guidelines of Kovid before the fourth Test. He said in a column for the Daily Mail, “If most of the players from India Amir had not been going to Dubai for the start of the tournament, the game on the first day would not have been canceled in the morning.”
England left for IPL
Newman said, ‘Any Indian player who has an IPL contract does not take the risk of playing Tests, so that if he is found positive, he will have to stay in England for 10 more days and he will miss the IPL starting from September 19.’ He said, ‘India did not respect the series other than this and did not respect Test cricket by violating the guidelines of Kovid before the fourth Test.’
Shastri’s book release also criticized
He also attributed the book launch program of Team India head coach Ravi Shastri ahead of the fourth Test in London. Newman said, “The whole outbreak in his camp started with Shastri’s presence in a London hotel with captain Virat Kohli and several players and staff, which was attended by more than 150 people two days before the Oval Test. .’