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Cork: cricket in chaos

England cricket a laughing stock says all-rounder

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Dominic Cork has said that he ECB has brought cricket into disarray for not stamping their authority on the situation.

"It is again another farcical issue that has been escalated by the ECB and it should have be sorted in house. Again we are allowing English cricket to be a laughing stock."

Dominic Cork

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After earlier reports claimed that Kevin Pietersen had resigned as England captain closely followed by Peter Moores resigning as England coach, the ECB have claimed that they have no knowledge of either resigning their posts.

"I am just so surprised that no one has come out from the ECB and cleared this up," Cork told Sky Sports News.

"Has Kevin Pietersen resigned? Has Peter Moore resigned? The ECB are saying that they have not heard anything contrary to what has been run on Sky Sports News.

"I will go back to it I still believe that the ECB should make these decisions as a general press release. Don't leak things out or whatever they are doing. They should come out and be completely honest.

"I still believe that Pietersen has a future as England captain and I hope for the sake of England cricket he does not resign.

"If they keep him as England captain, then we stand a chance of winning the Ashes. If they allow England to again to become a laughing stock then we are going to struggle - not just against Australia but against the West Indies as well."

Crisis talks

Pietersen, who only took the job last August, has reported to be unhappy working with coach Peter Moores and had demanded showdown talks with the England and Wales Cricket Board following the 1-0 Test series defeat in India last month.

The England and Wales Cricket Board met for an emergency meeting on the crisis last night where it has been revealed that players in the team came out in support of Moores.

"I am surprised that the ECB have leaked out the fact that people were backing Moores," added Cork.

"It is again another farcical issue that has been escalated by the ECB and it should have be sorted in house. Again we are allowing English cricket to be a laughing stock."

Freddie is your man

Earlie Dominic Cork said that if Pietersen does resign then Andrew Flintoff is the right man for the job.

"If it was me, and this is not because I am his friend, I would go back to Andrew Flintoff," explained the former England seam bowler.

"Yes we know what went on in the West Indies last time and as a player and as a person he has matured from that. Whether he would take it, well I don't know.

"You can't pick Strauss because hi is the obvious choice. As a player I would say you need the same captain in all three forms. The only man who could do that is Andrew Flintoff."