“He has a very good cricketing brain and deals with people very well”, Kevin Pietersen lauds Robert Key to take up an important role in ECB

Robert Key has been doing vehement rounds for the role of ECB Managing Director, a post that has been vacant ever since the departure of Ashley Giles after England’s humiliating defeat in the Ashes. England is undergoing a tumultuous phase in the longest format of the sport and things are taking an even worse turn as Joe Root stepped down from the English captaincy.

Key has crafted quite a reputation for himself as a Sky Sports cricketing pundit and is expected to take up the job after Alec Stewart and Marcus North ruling themselves out of the contention for the job. Kevin Pietersen wrote for BetWay, quoting that Key should take over the role because of his very good cricketing nous.

This is what Kevin Pietersen had to say about Robert Key

Pietersen was heard quoting, “They are looking for a managing director to reset English cricket, and I think that Rob Key, who has been linked with the role, would be perfect for it. Knowing him as I do, particularly from sitting around the commentary box with him, he has a very good cricketing brain and deals with people very well. He understands situations and I think he would be a very smart operator.”


Pietersen believes that Key is the perfect man for the job because he has a clear vision and he also has the heart to make the right decisions that are the dire need of the hour to revive England in the longest format of the game.

He further said, “Everybody knows my views on the structure of English cricket and how it needs to change. I believe Rob Key would be willing to make the big decisions and has a clear idea of what cricket should look like in this country. The structure is what needs to change.”

ECB will be currently occupied with the thoughts of finding a perfect replacement for Joe Root who stepped down from the pedestal after a woeful run that saw England winning just 1 Test out of 17 since February 2021.


He concluded with a strong message quoting, “I don’t care who the captain is, I don’t care who the coach is. Nobody would do better than Joe Root or Paul Collingwood with this crop of players. The reset needs to start at the ECB offices, not on the cricket field.”


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