ECB To Investigate Reports of Racism Abuse during the 5th test between India and England

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ECB to investigate reports of racism abuse during the ongoing Test between India and England at Edgbaston.

Several Indian fans made claims on Twitter that they had faced racist abuse from other fans during the match. On that, The England and Cricket Board tweeted that there was no place for racism in cricket, saying it will investigate the matter.

What ECB said about the issue? 

The ECB said in a statement: “We are very concerned to hear reports of racist abuse at today’s Test match. We are in contact with colleagues at Edgbaston who will investigate. There is no place for racism in cricket. Edgbaston has been working hard to create a safe and inclusive working environment.”

On the same issue, Warwickshire County Cricket Club also released a statement, “I’m gutted by these reports as we’re working hard to make Edgbaston a safe, welcoming environment for all.” Said Stuart Cain, the chief executive.

“Having seen the initial tweets, I’ve spoken personally to the gentleman who raised them and we’re now speaking to the stewards in this area to establish what happened. Nobody should be subject to any form of abuse at Edgbaston. So, once we’ve got all the facts, we will make sure this issue is addressed swiftly,” he added.

Talking about the game, after 4 days of ups and downs in the highly anticipated match between India and England, the hosts finally grabbed the momentum in the third half of the game and will need only 119 runs more to win when they walk into bat on the morning of the final day of a test match.

Earlier, India posted 416 runs in their first innings, courtesy of Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja’s brilliant centuries. Later Indian bowlers bowled out England for 284 to hand their team a 132-run lead.

However, England then changed their gears and started dominating the game. First, they restricted India to just 245 in the second innings. And then dive in very confidently in a 378-run chase game.

Joe Root (76*) and Jonny Bairstow (72*) will resume the play for England on day 5 from 259 for 3.

 

 

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