Powell said that in his subsequent conversation with Pybus, he was accused of "walking off the job"
and was told that he needed to return to grassroots cricket in order to make his way back into the regional squad.
"During my conversation with Pybus, he stated that he had made numerous attempts to contact me but had been unsuccessful,"
"Pybus insisted that I write a letter to him outlining my plans to return to cricket. He also pressed me to divulge details of my personal issue which I did not wish to discuss.
He then went on to imply, in my opinion, that my future position in the squad would be compromised
if I was not willing to disclose this information, which I felt was coercive, intrusive and unjust."
Take Kieran Powell, for example. The tall left-hander recklessly ran down the wicket at a flighted delivery
the 16th of the innings as well as the first he faced. Aiming a big hit over mid-wicket, he was expecting turn
from a ball that continued in a straight line. He missed, and was out stumped, embarrassingly. He was the first batsman in Test history to be stumped off the first ball he received.
Powell's carelessness was hard to fathom. One can understand the batsman's desire to wrest the upper hand early
against bowling he knew would be difficult in the conditions. But surely he could have tried to assess the level
of the threat before premeditatedly advancing down the wicket as he did. It is hard to recall a more wasteful effort.