The England Cricket Board has tweeted that the authorities in Edgbaston are investigating the whole matter. He will identify people who make racist comments during the match.
The last match of the five-match Test series between India and England is being played at Edgbaston. During this match, a case of racism has come to the fore, which is being investigated. The England and Wales Cricket Board has given this information. The ECB tweeted that a case of racism has come to the fore during the last match of the series, although there has been no official confirmation about this. Officials in Edgbaston are investigating the matter and the ECB is in touch with them. Along with this, the ECB has said that there is no place for racism in cricket.
Racist behaviour at @Edgbaston towards Indian fans in block 22 Eric Hollies. People calling us Curry C**ts and paki bas****s. We reported it to the stewards and showed them the culprits at least 10 times but no response and all we were told is to sit in our seats. @ECB_cricket pic.twitter.com/GJPFqbjIbz— Lacabamayang!!!!!!! (@AnilSehmi) July 4, 2022
#racism #ENGvIND #Edgbaston #verbalabuse Disappointed to hear and see racist slur against Indian players @imShard and @mdsirajofficial by the spectators in the south lower stand at Edgaston, UK.— pavan (@pspavan007) July 4, 2022
Cricket is no longer a gentlemen's game here in the UK 🙁 pic.twitter.com/WmqFPjUh8P
The most disgusting racist behaviour and language I have ever seen and experienced today @Edgbaston. Never in my life did I expect this could happen. Racism is rife in 2022. @ECB_cricket #NoRoomforRacism #ENGvIND #ENGvsIND pic.twitter.com/9ZvkA3fSCa— Dhruv Patel (@Dh2uv) July 4, 2022
An Indian fan had told about their misbehavior with him on social media. He had revealed that during the match the spectator was calling him curry and Pakistani. He informed the guard about this and several times also got the identity of the person who was making racist remarks on him, but the guard did not take any action. Now Edgbaston has apologized on the whole matter.
The England and Wales Cricket Board has also expressed concern on this whole matter. Along with this, the ECB has made a second tweet, which states that Edgbaston has always been working to create a safe and inclusive environment. If you have seen discrimination against someone or it has happened to you then you can make a complaint. Along with this, the ECB has shared a link in which complaints related to racism can be lodged.
We are very concerned to hear reports of racist abuse at today's Test match. We are in contact with colleagues at Edgbaston who will investigate. There is no place for racism in cricket— England and Wales Cricket Board (@ECB_cricket) July 4, 2022
Cases of racism have come before in England cricket
Last year, former England captain Michael Vaughan was also accused of racism. Adil Rashid had also supported these allegations. Earlier, the CEO of Yorkshire and the President of Essex County were also accused of racism. The persons belonging to both these posts had to resign. Michael Vaughan is very active on social media and has frequent discussions with former Indian cricketer Wasim Jaffer on social media.
Former Yorkshire cricketer Tabassum Bhatti had revealed that he had to face racism several times due to being of Pakistani origin. Once some players urinated on his head. There was a lot of ruckus after this revelation.