Michael Atherton Slams ECB : ECB Wants To Hide Behind A Feeble, Mealy-Mouthed Statement

Former England Captain Michael Atherton slammed the England and Wales Cricket Board for their ‘deafening silence’ on the reasons behind pulling out of the Pakistan tour.

England became the second team after New Zealand to withdraw from their respective tours to Pakistan. However, the reasons for both the pull outs were not exactly the same.

Michael Atherton said that ECB wants the story to disappear. The only thing that has is the Chairman, Ian Watmore, silent now for 5 days, one day longer than the tour was due to last.

Atherton called ECB'S statement ‘feeble’ and said it wanted to ‘hide behind it’ while not addressing the actual concerns.

Atherton said that it was strange that the England and Wales Cricket Board called off the Pakistan tour citing players’ Welfare but allowed them a three-month window to play the Indian Premier League.