Former England captain Eoin Morgan says senior gamers and head coach Matthew Mott “shirked accountability” by not going through the media forward of the Cricket World Cup match towards Netherlands.
After a sixth defeat in seven video games – a 33-run loss to Australia in Ahmedabad on Saturday – confirmed the defending champions’ elimination, England put assistant coach Carl Hopkinson in entrance of the press on Tuesday.
That call was slammed by 2019 World Cup-winning skipper Morgan forward of the sport with the Dutch on Wednesday, with the Sky Sports activities pundit saying key individuals within the set-up wanted to “entrance up” amid a “sinking ship”.
Morgan mentioned: “I used to be shocked and shocked by it [seeing Hopkinson put up for media duties].
“If you sit in a gathering as a captain or a head coach you make these choices within the facet and when issues are going unsuitable, you want absolute readability and route.
“If you speak about messaging in an interview course of, you naturally flip to senior gamers or your head coach to entrance up.”
‘It is a sinking ship – you want individuals to take accountability’
“It sure situations you possibly can have a look at it and say, ‘are they shirking accountability?’ In the meanwhile, it’s a sinking ship and also you want individuals to take accountability for his or her actions,” Morgan continued.
“It shocked me to see Hopkinson rolled out.
“If it was a Ben Stokes, a Joe Root, a senior voice within the altering room, you’d say ‘proper, that is how the messaging goes to work’.
“You very hardly ever would ship out an assistant coach to offer a robust message when the crew wants it.”
All-rounder Moeen Ali gave a candid interview to Sky Sports activities after the loss to Australia, saying “the readability has not been fairly the identical” when requested why England have endured such a dire match.
Morgan added: “I loved Moeen’s interview.
“In a very sturdy crew, like England have in that altering room, it is advisable establish the issue.
“Moeen has clearly recognized a few issues that in all probability should be addressed sooner somewhat than later, in order that candid interview is an effective signal.
“Good gamers remedy issues. They spend their entire profession engaged on their recreation, trying to reap the benefits of alternative.”