David Gower: Kohli e-mailed BCCI from Manchester Test
By Sarita Dey
on Wed Sep 15 2021
Former England captain David Gower has claimed that India captain Virat Kohli told the BCCI about his decision to field for the fifth and final Test in Manchester at midnight after another member of his support staff tested positive for coronavirus. E-mailed about a reservation.
The BCCI, and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) issuing separate statements with their own explanation for the decision. While the ECB claimed that India was unable to field a team. The BCCI maintained that there is a Covid outbreak in their camp.
Gower says the events leading up to the surprising decision need to be explained.
Wow! No one, at least, I didn’t see him coming.” Talks stopped at the last moment – Virat Kohli e-mailed BCCI at midnight the day before – the whole sequence of events needs to be explained a little better.
I mean I know other matches have been abandoned sometimes a few balls bowled and various other circumstances. But to have the thing called off at the last moment Virat Kohli e-mailed the BCCI at midnight the day before the whole sequence of events needs explaining a little bit better.
I was up there on the first morning on my way to watch Day 1 to enjoy some cricket. Talk to people about the game to talk about hospitality. But by the time I got there, of course, the situation had rather changed.
The BCCI president Sourav Ganguly will now travel to the United Kingdom on September 22. Ganguly will meet with England cricket representatives to discuss the possible rescheduling of the Manchester Test.