Former England captains Michael Vaughan and Kevin Pietersen questioned Australia’s decision to postpone the tour to South Africa and asked if they could have done so against a country strong in cricket like India.
Cricket Australia postponed tour to South Africa citing health and safety risks amid Corona epidemic. Vaughan tweeted, ‘Australia’s withdrawal from the tour is a matter of concern for the game. If they had visited India, could they have done so? ”He said that big boards like India, Australia and England should help the cricket boards which have been hit by the epidemic. He said, “It is necessary that the three big countries help the board facing the economic consequences of the epidemic.”
At the same time, former star batsman Peterson said, ‘The Australian team never cancels the tour of India. Thus canceling the tour of South Africa is a black phase in cricket. England also canceled the tour of South Africa due to the Corona epidemic, but the tour continued even after the players were positive in Sri Lanka.
Describing Australia’s decision as disappointing, South Africa Cricket said that it would incur considerable financial loss. CSA Cricket Director Graeme Smith said in a release on Tuesday, “We are deeply disappointed by Cricket Australia’s decision. We were fully preparing for this tour.