Former cricketers criticise Australia new Players’ Pact: The recent development in Australian cricket has not gone well with former players.
“We recognise how lucky we are to play this great game. We respect the game and its traditions. We want to make all Australians proud. Compete with us. Smile with us. Fight on with us. Dream with us.”
As part of the Ethics Review, the above mentioned recently released 38-word Cricket Australia’s new Players’ Pact seems to have not gone well with some of the former cricketers. Both cricketers from Australia and other countries have lent their views on the same.
Former Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds called the whole pact a ‘panic tactic’. Speaking on Fox Sports’ Back Page, Symonds was quoted, “That to me appears as though it’s a panic tactic. The boys have said ‘you’ve got to come up with something, you’ve got to be seen to be making an effort.
“And it’s a bit corny, isn’t it? That’s not the Australian cricket way in my opinion. They could have come up with something a lot better than that, or as I said, they need to sit down and nut some of these things out.”
Micheal Vaughan lashes out
Former England captain Michael Vaughan took to social media platform Twitter to express his concerns. “The Aussie cultural review is cringeworthy … ‘Smile with us , Dream with us ‘ !!!!!! What a load of B ……… !! Just play good,hard,fair cricket & win a few games is all that’s required … !!”, he tweeted on the issue.
The Aussie cultural review is cringeworthy … ‘Smile with us , Dream with us ‘ !!!!!! What a load of B ……… !! Just play good,hard,fair cricket & win a few games is all that’s required … !!
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) October 29, 2018
Former Australian Coach Darren Lehmann, who was yesterday slammed by Kevin Pietersen for carrying on like he did, had retweeted Vaughan’s tweet, which speaks about his own take on the pact. Former Australian selector Mark Waugh had also retweeted this tweet.