ECB suspend senior official accused of racism towards Devon Malcolm

ECB suspend senior official accused of making racial slur towards former fast bowler Devon Malcolmin another setback for cricket as it looks to repair its image following Yorkshire’s mishandling of Azeem Rafiq’s allegations of racism

  • Reports say the unnamed person has worked at the ECB for several years
  • They allegedly made the remark earlier this season and have been stood down
  • The ECB have refused to comment on the claim but an investigation is pending
  • Malcolm took 128 [object Window] 40 Tests and a further 16 在 10 ODIs for England
  • The ECB have suspended a senior official who has been accused of making a racial slur towards former fast bowler Devon Malcolm.

    Reports said the unnamed person, who has worked at English cricket’s governing body for several years, allegedly made the remark earlier this season and has been stood down pending an investigation.

    周五晚上, the ECB refused to comment on the claim, which represents another setback as the sport looks to repair its image following Yorkshire’s mishandling of Azeem Rafiq’s allegations of racism.

    Malcolm took 128 [object Window] 40 Tests and a further 16 在 10 one-day internationals for England, having emigrated to Sheffield from his native Jamaica when he was a teenager in 1979.

    The ECB have suspended a senior official who has been accused of making a racial slur towards former fast bowler Devon Malcolm (上图)

    The ECB have suspended a senior official who has been accused of making a racial slur towards former fast bowler Devon Malcolm (上图)

    His best moment on the field came when he took nine for 57 against South Africa at the Oval in 1994, delivering a masterclass in fast, aggressive bowling.

    皮特雪莱在布拉德福德的肖像会议上摆姿势 59, Malcolm and Dean Headley, another former England fast bowler, were last year among five people added to the ECB’s match referees panel as part of a bid to improve diversity.

    The absence of non-white officials came to prominence in 2020 when former umpire John Holder and Ismail Dawood, who was unable to progress from the reserve list, made allegations of discrimination in the appointments system.

    Holder and Dawood withdrew their employment claim against the ECB one week after the appointments of Malcolm and Headley.

    Cricket is trying to repair its image following Yorkshire's mishandling of Azeem Rafiq's claims

    Cricket is trying to repair its image following Yorkshire’s mishandling of Azeem Rafiq’s claims