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Birmingham police confirmed on Friday that they had arrested a 32-year-old man on charges of “racially aggravated public order crime” following reports of racist abuse during the Indo-England Egbiston Test. It was the fourth day of the rescheduled fifth Test, when many Indian fans revealed on Twitter that they had been racistly abused by other fans on the spot. Birmingham police have also confirmed that the man arrested is “in custody for questioning”.
The Birmingham Police Official Handle tweeted, “A 32-year-old man has been arrested on charges of racially abusing public discipline following reports of racist, abusive behavior in a Test match in #Birmingham on Monday.” He is being held for questioning. ” .
# Arrest | A 32-year-old man has been arrested on charges of racially aggravated public order crime following reports of racist, ill-treatment in a Test match. #Birmingham on Monday. He is being held for questioning. pic.twitter.com/ROp6PVUsUz
– Birmingham Police (BrumPolice) July 8, 2022
Following reports of racist abuse, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said it was concerned about reports of racist abuse for fans during the fifth Test between England and India at Edgbaston. ۔
The ECB said it was in contact with “Egbiston’s colleagues” who would investigate the matter. Great friendFormer Yorkshire cricketer accused of racism and bullying in Yorkshire
England and the cricket board tweeted that there was no place for racism in cricket and that they would investigate the matter.
The ECB tweeted, “We are very upset to hear of racist abuse in today’s Test match. We are in touch with Edgbaston’s teammates who will investigate. There is no place for racism in cricket.” CB tweeted.
In the rescheduled fifth Test between India and England, the hosts chased down 378 runs to win the match and as a result, the series that started last year ended in a 2-2 draw.
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