Former England skippers Michael Vaughan and Kevin Pietersen on Wednesday questioned Australia’s decision to postpone their tour of South Africa.
“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 ?? !!,” Vaughan wrote on his Twitter handle.
“It’s so important in these times that the big 3 do everything they can to help out those without the financial clout … #JustSaying,” his tweet read.
“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?!,” Pietersen tweeted.
“We are extremely disappointed by the decision of CA,” CSA’s director of cricket, Graeme Smith, had said in a press release on Tuesday.
“CSA has been working tirelessly in recent weeks to ensure that we meet every single expectation of CA.
“This was set to be the longest tour in a BSE (bio-safety cabinet or biological safety cabinet) comprising a three-match Test series that was scheduled to begin with Australia’s arrival later in the month. So to be informed about the CA decision at the eleventh hour is frustrating.”