ECB Chairman resigns following Pak tour cancellation pressure

ECB Chairman resigns following Pak tour cancellation pressure

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Ian Watmore has to resign due to immense pressure by the English Media due to the cancellation of the Pakistan tour last month. 

As per English Media, Ian Watmore had to face a lot of pressure after canceling their last month’s tour to Pakistan for two T20Is, which was due to last for 4 days only

It must be noted, that he was on a contract of five-year, could only serve ten months. 

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“It is understood that the 63-year-old is leaving by mutual consent after discussions with the board of directors this week. He has been under increasing pressure since making the decision to cancel England’s tour to Pakistan, which was scheduled for later this month,” an English media outlet reported.

It was English Media and particularly Michael Atherton, who continuously criticized the ECB’s decision of cancellation of Pakistan tour. Before ECB’s decision, New Zealand Cricket Board left the tour and country citing security threats and ECB followed them to take unilateral decision. 

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