ECB indicts Essex over alleged racist comment at 2017 board meeting | Cricket News


Essex received two disciplinary charges from the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) over alleged comments made at a meeting in 2017; The club say they take the matter ‘extremely seriously’ and are cooperating with investigations

Last update: 02/17/22 5:45 p.m.

Essex has been charged by the ECB over its handling of an alleged racist comment made in 2017

The ECB has accused the Essex County Cricket Club of an alleged racist comment at a board meeting in 2017 and its failure to carry out a proper investigation into the incident.

A brief statement issued by the ECB on Thursday confirmed that the club had been sanctioned for breaching ECB Directive 3.3.

The guideline reads: “No Participant may conduct themselves in a manner or do any act or omission at any time which could be detrimental to the interests of cricket or which could cause the ECB, the game of cricket or any player of cricketers or group of cricketers to disrepute.”

“A panel of the Cricket Disciplinary Committee will now hear the case and decide. A further update will be provided following the conclusion of the case.”

In a statement, Essex said: “Essex County Cricket Club today received two disciplinary charges from the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in relation to alleged comments made at a meeting in 2017.

“These are not new allegations, but are the next formal step in the ECB’s process regarding the issues that were raised by the ECB in October 2021.

“The Club takes this matter very seriously. We have co-operated fully with the ECB’s investigations since they began last year and will continue to do so as the process moves to the next stage.”

What happened in Essex?

Former Essex chairman John Faragher resigned in November following an allegation he used racist language at a board meeting in 2017, which he strongly denied .

After Faragher’s departure, Essex cricket’s chief executive John Stephenson – who had only started his duties a few weeks earlier – said: “There is no room for discrimination of any kind. at the Essex County Cricket Club.

“This is a proud club with a zero tolerance policy towards racism and any form of discrimination and as the new Chief Executive of Essex Cricket I will not hesitate to uphold these principles and drive out any form of discrimination. discovery.

“I was made aware of this unique allegation on Thursday after joining the club four weeks ago. The board met last night [Thursday] during which the resignation of John Faragher was accepted unanimously.

“We are committed to working with the England & Wales Cricket Board to eradicate discrimination from the game.”

The ECB said late last year it was “appalled” by new allegations of racism made by former Essex players, including Maurice Chambers, who described in an interview with The cricketer how he was allegedly racially bullied for 10 years at the club.

Former Essex cricketer Zoheb Sharif has also alleged he was racially abused while playing for the club, saying he was branded a ‘bomber’ shortly afterwards the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, while ex-player Jahid Ahmed also claimed to have been the victim of racism and intimidation during his time at the club

Former Essex player Jahid Ahmed has said he faced racism and bullying during his time at the club.  (Warning: viewers may find words and phrases in this video offensive and upsetting)

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Former Essex player Jahid Ahmed has said he faced racism and bullying during his time at the club. (Warning: viewers may find words and phrases in this video offensive and upsetting)

Former Essex player Jahid Ahmed has said he faced racism and bullying during his time at the club. (Warning: viewers may find words and phrases in this video offensive and upsetting)

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