Former England captains Michael Vaughan and Kevin Pietersen questioned Australia’s decision to postpone their tour of 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.
No way @CricketAus would have not played India in a Test tour.
It’s a really dark time in the world of cricket with CA cancelling their tour of @OfficialCSA. @englandcricket also pulled out of SA due to Covid issues, but players test positive in SL and tour goes on ?!
???? – Kevin Pietersen ???? (@ KP24) February 3, 2021
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 repercussions 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.
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 … #JustSayingAdvertisement
– Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 3, 2021
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.