To say that nobody emerges from this well is putting it mildly. The downfalls and errors of Kevin Pietersen himself have been indisputably factual, and as this adventure keeps on unfurling, the insult incompetence of the ECB’s treatment of occasions has properly drawn in expanding consideration. As we proposed a couple of days prior, the job of the directors is to make due. The well-resourced ECB is full to the gills with proficient supervisors, who should bring the discernment of their MBAs and HR procedures to bear in a circumstance like this. What’s more, they’ve made a complete balls-up of it
In the expressions of blogger Old Batsman they must be basically as confounded as Kevin
As Docks Morgan, Cricket 365, and the Everyday Mirror’s Mike Walters, have called attention to, the ECB have been liable of crack-gave ness and haughtiness, however plain deception. Last year, Graeme Swann reprimanded Pietersen in his collection of memoirs. No move was made. In any case, when KP made a genuinely lukewarm analysis of Scratch Knight on Twitter, he was fined £3,000.Also, presently he’s been dropped from the group for supposedly sending some confidential instant messages, the beneficiaries and content of which are obscure. How do his activities, and the results, contrast with those of his partners?
On Saturday, James Anderson laid into Pietersen in his Everyday Mail segment. His – exceptionally open – reactions lay behind a slight shroud of cautiously generic language, however were express in any case. He has not been condemned, and neither have Swann or Stuart Wide, who’ve likewise talked about the issue in their own sections. None of what they’ve composed has advanced the ECB’s valuable “solidarity of direction and trust”. Andrew Strauss yesterday said: “I’m a major devotee to not circulating grimy clothing out in the open. What happens in the changing area stays in the changing area. Any time anybody has fallen foul of that they have been focused”. Indeed, to a limited extent. It depends whether you go by Kevin Pietersen.
The Swann-Wide Anderson magistrate continue to spring up in this
It’s fascinating that neither Anderson nor Swann were purchased in February’s IPL closeout. Assuming that they’d wound up on worthwhile arrangements – like KP – instead of looking on with nothing from the sidelines, then perhaps the dynamic of the Britain changing area of late would have been unique. Assuming this threesome especially thought often about group “solidarity”, they presumably could never have become party to the notorious parody KP Twitter account. You could say it’s fairly insignificant of me to raise something so minor, however don’t fault me – it was the ECB who concluded that texts and tweets involved cricketing life and demise.
Stuart Expansive – who is a Britain chief – has been blamed for agreement in producing the KP Virtuoso Tweets. He is a companion of its maker, Richard Bailey. Expansive yesterday made a painstakingly phrased announcement in which he denied contribution in the “creation” of the record. The manner in which it peruses, to my eye at any rate, doesn’t preclude wide being engaged with the record at a later stage. I can’t help thinking about why the record was shut down so rapidly after the column exploded a week ago. As Derek Pringle says in the Message today.