The one-day series against Pakistan should go on: Broad
England dressing room is still in a "state of shock" after the spot-fixing allegations surfaced against Pakistani cricketers but young fast bowler Stuart Board says the upcoming one-day series should go ahead as scheduled.cricket Updated: Aug 31, 2010 12:06 IST
England dressing room is still in a "state of shock" after the spot-fixing allegations surfaced against Pakistani cricketers but young fast bowler Stuart Board says the upcoming one-day series should go ahead as scheduled.
He also said that it was for the authorities to decide whether the suspected Pakistani cricketers should be suspended from the remaining tour.
"The one-day series should go on, as far as I'm concerned. We shouldn't call it off on the back of an investigation that is ongoing. We want to play and what about the supporters who have paid for tickets?," Broad wrote in Daily Mail.
"It is up to others to decide whether any of the Pakistan players involved in those allegations should miss those games, but we will be giving our utmost against whoever we face. And we trust the opposition will be, too."
Broad, who hit his maiden Test century in the Lord's Test, believes that Pakistani side fought hard throughout and that he did not notice anything untoward in the series, which his side won 3-1.
"We are all still stunned in the England cricket team. The dressing room is in a state of shock at the allegations that now surround our Test series victory over Pakistan. I can honestly say that I never dreamt there was anything untoward about our victories," he wrote.
"I can't accept that this series victory has been tarnished in any way. Whatever the true story is, I have absolutely no doubts that Pakistan were giving everything to try to win that match (Lord's). It was proper competition, as it has been throughout the series."
First Published: Aug 31, 2010 12:03 IST