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Red Rose County Launches Investigation After Reports of Suspected Discriminatory Content on Twitter Feeds of Alex Davies, Liam Hurt, Luke Wells, Josh Bohannon and Richard Gleeson; ECB reaffirms position that there is no room for discrimination in cricket

Last updated: 06/11/21 4:49 PM

A Lancashire spokesperson confirmed the county is investigating five of its players

Lancashire has launched an “immediate review and investigation” into the allegations of offensive tweets from five of their players.

Since historic racist and sexist posts from Sussex designer Ollie Robinson surfaced on his testing debut last week, social media feeds from a number of internationals have come under scrutiny and the Cricket Council of England and Wales is currently reviewing cases on an individual basis.

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Now Red Rose County has taken its own action after the Lancashire Telegraph reported what he called “discriminatory” content on the Twitter feeds of Alex Davies, Liam Hurt, Luke Wells, Josh Bohannon and Richard Gleeson.

A spokesperson for the club confirmed to the PA news agency that all five are now under investigation.

Daniel Gidney, General Manager of Lancashire Cricket, said: “Lancashire Cricket strongly condemns the use of any discriminatory language or behavior by any member of the players or club staff at all times.

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“We abhor all forms of discrimination which we as a club find totally unacceptable. We are currently conducting an immediate review and investigation and the relevant information has been passed on to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). We will respond in time. wanted. of course, but the club will not comment further at this time. “

The ECB, which has yet to announce its next steps regarding Robinson, has issued its own statement.

He said: “We want cricket to be inclusive and welcoming for all, and that there is no room for discrimination. First class counties have their own processes for dealing with allegations about their players, and the BCE has also established processes to review matters such as these when referred to us.

“In addition to introducing a new anti-discrimination code of conduct in cricket this year to complement our existing regulations in professional gaming, we have also worked with the Professional Cricketers’ Association to put in place an education program for the players to ensure our sport can be the game for everyone we want it to be. “

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