India vs England T20I: Undercover ‘Spotters’ At Edgbaston In Bid To Combat Racism

India vs England T20I: Undercover ‘Spotters’ At Edgbaston In Bid To Combat Racism

The Indian team lost to England in the fifth Test at Edgbaston.© AFP

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. 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 five-day series, which ended with England winning a dramatic match by seven wickets.

“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.

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