Days after cricketing legend Ian Botham called for IPL to be scrapped, former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has said it is not the T20 tournament but the Indian cricket board wielding enormous power that is detrimental to the game.
Not playing the Indian Premier League is the reason behind England`s struggles in the shorter formats, former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram said, a day after England great Ian Botham called for the rich Twenty20 competition to be scrapped.
The Cricket Board on Friday rubbished former England great Ian Botham's criticism of the highly lucrative Indian Premier League, saying he had no locus standi, and advised him to first get his facts right before commenting on the Twenty20 League.
Angry and sad at the way England have been outplayed in the ongoing ODI series against India, former captain Ian Botham and retired spinner Graeme Swann said the performance of the side led by Alastair Cook is nothing short of an "embarrassment".
Former England Test cricketer and captain Ian Botham feels that the team's one day plans need to be torn up and started again, because if they follow their current strategy in the World Cup they would be laughed out of Australia, again.
Former England Test cricketer Ian Botham has criticized present group of England players after they succumbed to a fourth straight loss in this Ashes series at the MCG, and said that they have become a laughing stock in Australia.