Former England captain Nasser Hussain has slammed England’s current tour of Sri Lanka, claiming the timing has been ‘ridiculous’, Sky Sports report.
All six of England’s limited-overs fixtures so far have ben hit by the weather, with the most recent one coming on Saturday, as Eoin Morgan’s side claimed the series with a DLS victory.
The ECB recently released a statement, defending their decision to tour Sri Lanka in monsoon season, claiming they had little ‘wriggle room’.
The series win for England was their ninth one-day international series win in a row, as they prepare for the World Cup next year.
However, Hussain, who captained England’s Test side for four years between 1999-2003, has slammed the ECB’s decision to squeeze in the tour before the end of the year, claiming the cricketing authorities need to think about ‘quality over quantity’.
It’s ridiculous as these guys are professional cricketers. It’s ridiculous for the people who have come out here to follow the side.
Moeen Ali has faced one ball, Jos Buttler has faced 26. It’s not on sending professional cricketers around the world to sit in hotel rooms to watch it rain.
Saying ‘we’ve got a month, we’ve got to fill it with cricket’, we have got to get away from that. It is quality, not quantity. This is not good enough.
The fifth and final ODI is set to take place in Colombo on Tuesday, before the Test series gets underway at the beginning of November.