Former England captain Michael Vaughan on Friday stated the more India is allowed to “get away” with producing pitches that aren’t deemed adequate for Test cricket, the more “toothless” the ICC will look.
England on Thursday suffered an embarrassing 10-wicket defeat within the third Test towards India on a spin-friendly Motera monitor to go down 1-2 within the four-match collection.
The match ended inside two days with the pitch drawing flak from former gamers like Vaughan, although batting legend Sunil Gavaskar credited the Indian spinners relatively than blaming the floor.
“The longer powerful countries like India are allowed to get away with it the more toothless the ICC will look,” Vaughan wrote within the Daily Telegraph.
“The governing body are allowing India to produce whatever they wish and it is Test cricket that is getting hurt,” he stated whereas expressing his displeasure with the BCCI.
Vaughan, who has led England from 2003 to 2008, felt broadcasters asking for refunds if a match finishes too quickly might assist change issues.
“Perhaps it will take broadcasters to ask for refunds for issues to change. They settle for Test ending early as a result of the gamers should not adequate however not when dwelling boards produce such poor pitches.
“They are left with three blank days but are still having to pay for production. They will not be happy and might think twice about good money for Test rights,” Vaughan stated.
He known as India’s win “a shallow victory” however admitted that the house staff is significantly better outfitted to cope with the situations.
“India won the third Test but it was shallow victory. In fact, there was no winners from that game at all,” Vaughan began his column with these phrases.
He added, “Yet, India confirmed their ability. We should not being truthful if we don’t settle for that their ability ranges in these situations are much better than England’s.
“But the good of the game needs to be looked at and as ex-players it is our duty to call it out.”
Vaughan stated the pitches within the final two Tests have let the gamers down.
“We have to be truthful and recognise that these gamers are battling for his or her careers and over the past two weeks they’ve been let down by the surfaces.
“How can anybody say that 250 is a par first innings rating in a Test match and declare the pitch is adequate.
“Test cricket is not about accepting you need to have a bit of fortune as a batsman to score runs in the first innings.”
“… If you’ve a World Test Championship you want to deduct factors for producing surfaces that aren’t deemed adequate for Test cricket.
“But it is also a real concern for the game that we have seen India respond to going 1-0 down by producing pitches which turn prodigiously from ball one and which they know full well will only last two or three days,” Vaughan stated.
He additionally blamed England’s rotational coverage and stated they deserved to be within the place they’re in in the intervening time.
“The disregard they showed by sending Jonny Bairstow home to walk his dogs for two weeks and then go back and bat at three against Ravi Ashwin has bitten them on the backside.”