Former England Captain Michael Vaughan has questioned Australia’s decision to postpone the South Africa tour & called it a huge worry for the game.
Australia’s three match test tour of South Africa was postponed on Tuesday due to an “unacceptable” coronavirus risk. The Australian Cricket Board had said that travelling from Australia to South Africa at this current pandemic situation would have an unacceptable level of health & safety risk to the visiting players. Vaughan further asked whether cricket Australia would have pulled out of the India tour. He added that in these tough time the big three cricket boards India, Australia & England should do everything to help the other cricket boards which are affected due to pandemic.
“The Aussies pulling out of the tour of SA is a huge worry for the game … Would they have pulled out of a tour to India is the question??!! It’s so important in these times that the big 3 do everything they can to help out those without the financial clout … #JustSaying,” Vaughan tweeted.
As the series between Australia & South Africa got postponed the ICC on Tuesday confirmed that New Zealand has now become the first team to qualify for the finals of the World Test Championship. India, Australia & England are the other three teams that will now be fighting it out to fix a spot in the finals of World test Championship against New Zealand.
Cricket Australia has clarified that it would not ask ICC to delay WTC finals & so the destiny of Aussie’s Men reaching the finals depends on the upcoming four match test series between India & England. Australia lost four points from their WTC points tally due to slow over rate during the Melbourne Test against India. If this wasn’t the case Australia would been levelled with New Zealand.