- Former England cricketer Ebony Rainford-Brent was asked to “leave our country” in a hand-written racist letter.
- The letter contained several racist and sexist slurs and referred multiple times to “White culture.”
Former England cricketer Ebony Rainford-Brent was asked to “leave our country” in a hand-written racist letter.
The 37-year-old became the first woman to play for England’s cricket team in 2001. Rainford-Brent captioned her tweet: “Interesting… Born in south London, but apparently, I was found naked in Africa as a child. I had some letters in my time, but this one up there!”
The letter contained several racist and sexist comments and referred multiple things to “White culture.”
After former cricketer Azeem Rafiq gave evidence describing a pattern of racist and discriminatory behavior within English cricket, they spoke to UK lawmakers on Tuesday.
Rafiq shared his experience of getting bullied at Yorkshire County Cricket Club and broke down in tears on more occasions throughout the hearing.
In a summary of a report created by an independent panel for the YCCC, the panel concluded that “there is no inquiry” that Rafiq “was the sufferer of racial harassment.”
In 2020, she was associated with cricket legend Michael Holding to produce an excellent short film to address the issue of racism in both crickets and society following the police murder of George Floyd.
“I grew up in a multicultural, diverse country with all sorts of colours — Black, White, Asian,” she said in Sky Sports.
“Everyone was a crucible, and I noticed that as soon as I came into the world of cricket, the comments started.
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