The England and Wales Cricket Board was accused of “institutional racism” by former international umpire John Holder and aspiring official Ismail Dawood, who both feel non-white candidates have been unfairly prevented from becoming match officials. The duo’s accusations follow allegations by Azeem Rafiq that he suffered racial discrimination playing for Yorkshire. England all-rounder Moeen has previously alleged racial abuse by an unnamed Australia player during a Test match in 2015. But Moeen said he had not encountered any prejudice in English cricket. “I can honestly say, hand on heart, that I have never experienced anything like that,” he told reporters from Cape Town ahead of England’s white-ball series against South Africa. “I always felt that if you were scoring runs or taking wickets you’ll play. I have now been playing for England for six years and always felt at home, always felt like one of the guys,” added Moeen, a practising Muslim. “I am sure there are other guys who say they have and I am sure things have and will be done about it. The review is being done and the ECB are improving in all these aspects of the game. No one is perfect, but going forward, I… Read full this story
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