Kevin Pieterson says that huge events like WTC should not be played in the UK
England former captain, Kevin Pieterson says that incredibly important events as World Test Championship should not be played in the UK as the weather isn’t predictable at all.
Former Indian skipper, Kevin Pieterson gave his view on the scheduling of the World Test Championship between India and New Zealand in Southampton, he said that ‘one off’ and ‘incredibly important game’ like WTC Final should not be played in the UK.
After the first day of WTC Final washed out due to heavy rain and bad light affected the play of day 2 and day 3, it further expanded to the scheduled lunch break of day 4 as no play was possible due to heavy rain and the covers remained untouched at Ageas Bowl.
International Cricket Council (ICC) has extended the match to June 23 and the match is expected to be played for the sixth day.
The 40 years old suggested that Dubai is a suitable host for one-off matches like WTC Final.
“If it was up to me, Dubai would always host a one-off match like this WTC game. The neutral venue, fabulous stadium, guaranteed weather, excellent training facilities, and a travel hub! Oh, and ICC home is next to the stadium,”Kevin Pieterson said in his tweet.
ICC organized England home summer before WTC Final in which New Zealand played two Test matches against England at Lord’s and Edgbaston respectively and there too were rain interruptions.
A cricket fan tweeted that England’s weather is predictable otherwise cricket. KP replied to the tweet:
“The weather isn’t predictable at all. A one-off cannot be guaranteed to have the weather this match needs.”
The former Indian opener, Virendar Sehwag also commented on the matter in his humorous tone.
The recent updates from WTC Final are that; India is bowled out for 217 and New Zealand ended day 3’s play on 101/2, trailing by 116 runs in the first innings.