If you can’t stand the heat then get out of the kitchen. We are told that Cook is a “proud man who will not stand down”. Many of us think he is an arrogant, pig-head git who, with any integrity, would have stepped down of his own accord weeks ago.
If Moores has a pair then he can drop Cook from the ODI tomorrow. A match that, as far as England are concerned, is as dead as dead. It’s already been lost so there is nothing to lose by trying something new.
Here in the office we suspect the Old School Tie will carry a lot of weight and fear that Cook will be at the stove again in the morning stirring up even more trouble for the future.