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Former pacer Jahid Khan accuses Essex of racism, sponsor pulls out – Firstcricket Information, Firstpost

London: Former Essex pacer Jahid Khan has accused racist abuse whereas enjoying for the English county facet just a few years again, based on a report.

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Jahid is the third participant from Essex to accuse it of racism that has rocked English cricket within the wake of the Yorkshire-Azeem Rafiq episode.

The 35-year-old cricketer follows Zoheb Sharif and Maurice Chambers who’ve additionally accused the membership of racial discrimination.

Jahid, who represented Essex in seven first-class matches between 2005 and 2009, described the membership as “a white man’s world where brown people were outsiders” after allegedly being requested by a teammate if he was “going to bomb” the membership.

“It was a white man’s world where brown people were outsiders. I wanted to change my voice. I tried to deepen it. I really wanted to fit in,” Jahid was quoted as saying by The Cricketer.

“I felt like an outsider all the time I was at Chelmsford. I was always fearing what they would come up with and it made it incredibly hard to concentrate on my cricket,” he added.

In the meantime, it has additionally come to mild {that a} sponsor has pulled out of its affiliation with the membership.

“Seetec is listed as one of eight Platinum Club Partners on the Essex website and confirmed to inews.co.uk that it was suspending its ties with the club as a result of the historic and deeply damaging allegations,” inews.co.uk mentioned in a report.

“We have suspended our ties with Essex County Cricket Club with immediate effect,” an organization spokesman instructed the web site.

“Through the services we deliver, our employee owners work with diverse communities to help people realise their life ambitions. This is part of our wider commitment to social inclusion as it is important to us that the communities we serve have equal access to opportunity. Any form of racism should not be tolerated.”

Earlier, John Faragher resigned as Essex chairman on November 11 following a declare he used racist language at a board assembly in 2017, which he strongly denied.

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