London: The Team England Player Partnership (TEPP) Friday said England Cricket Board (EBC) kept the union in the dark about their decision to cancel Pakistan’s tour after New Zealand made a similar decision last week.
“The players were not consulted about the tour,” TEPP clarified.
The England cricketers’ union added that the cricket board informed the players about the decision after their board meeting.
“Players were neither consulted before the tour was finalised nor were they taken on board over the decision to cancel the tour,” it said.
The TEPP added: “At no point were the team players taken into confidence.”
Addressing the backlash received after England decided to cancel their tour to Pakistan, the cricketers union said: “The ECB’s decision drew unnecessary criticism on players.”