The fifth re-scheduled Test between India and England at Edgbaston, which ended on Tuesday, was marred by reports of spectator complaints about racist abuse. Warwickshire, an English county headquartered at Birmingham Ground, has announced a number of measures to end racism following reports of abuse by several spectators during England’s recent Test match against India in Edgbaston. Is. Police have already launched an investigation into allegations of racist remarks made on Monday, the fourth day of the fifth Test, which ended in a dramatic England win by seven wickets.
Now the captain of England Ben Stokes Has reacted to this issue. “Amazing week on the pitch but really disappointed to hear the news of racist abuse in Edgbaston. There is absolutely no place for it in the game. Hope everybody has a great time in the Whiteball series and the party Create an atmosphere. That’s what cricket is all about !! “he wrote on Twitter.
Amazing week on the pitch but really disappointed to hear reports of racist abuse in Edgbaston. There is absolutely no place for it in the game. Hope everybody on this site also had a great day. This is the state of cricket !!
– Ben Stokes (@ benstokes38) July 7, 2022
Cricket officials are set to set up a crowded secret spot in Edgbaston during Saturday’s Twenty20 International between England and India to combat racist abuse.
“Secret football crowd-style spotters will be placed throughout the stadium to listen to the abuse and report it for immediate action,” a Warwickshire statement said.
Warwickshire chief executive Stuart Kane said the club needed to do more to deal with the events that affected the Test match.
“Nearly 100,000 people watched one of the most exciting Test matches in recent history earlier this week,” he said.
“But we cannot hide from being confronted with racist abuse by some of the spectators who follow India at the Eric Hollis stand. Families don’t deserve to be part of cricket
“We need to work harder to take responsibility for ensuring that people, as well as the venue, feel safe and welcome while watching the game.”
The Indian Army, the official India Sports Club, said “many” of its members at Edgbaston Ground were targeted by “a very small minority”.
The three-match T20 series between England and India starts later on Thursday at the Aegis Bowl Ground in Hampshire, near Southampton.
(With AFP input)
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