The England limited over captain Eoin Morgan has revealed the reasons behind the controversial decision to axe opener Alex Hales all England limited squads including ICC World Cup-2019
In a report published Morgan said that there was a “breakdown in trust” between Alex Hales and his England colleagues after the batsman was banned from cricket for 21 days after an “off-the-field incident”.
“Everybody in the senior players’ meeting agreed the best decision for the team and culture was for Alex to be de-selected. We don’t make the final call; I communicated this to Ashley Giles (England’s Director of Cricket) and the decision was made,” Morgan told Test Match Special.
Morgan believes that it was important to uphold values held by the team. He said: “I found out on Friday when the news broke, took a bit of time to think about the impact it would have on the team – in particular the culture – and decided to meet up with a group of senior players to discuss the impact it would have.”
“We’ve worked very hard over the last 18 months to establish our culture and work towards values that every team across all formats can adhere to, respect and relate to. We’ve been at that stage for six or seven months now.