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England’s cricket chiefs launch investigation after Indian fans claimed they suffered heinous racist abuse in Edgbaston

CRICKET bosses have promised to investigate after some Indian fans claimed they suffered racial abuse in Edgbaston.

Indian supporters took to social media to say some women were in tears at the comments.

The ECB announced an investigation after some India fans claimed they were racially abused in Edgbaston

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The ECB announced an investigation after some India fans claimed they were racially abused in EdgbastonPhoto credit: Reuters

Anil Sehmi, who says he is the official dhol (drum) player of the Bharat Army, India’s version of the Barmy Army, took to Twitter to share the heinous story.

Sehmi wrote: “Racist behavior in Edgbaston towards Indian fans…

“People call us curry c**ts and p*** b*****ds.

“We reported it to the stewards and showed them the culprits at least 10 times but no response and were only told to sit in our seats.”

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Sehmi copied Azeem Rafiq, who exposed the Yorkshire racism scandal, into his next post.

The fan wrote: “Please can you spread the word.

“We literally had women in tears when @ECB_cricket fans threatened us.

“They slit their throats, look at us and call us all sorts of names.”

Another fan, Kushal Malde, said he and others “suffered some of the worst abuse we’ve ever seen at a game.”

He claimed: “Some kind of disgusting racism (e.g. ‘you smelly p***s’).

“The stewards actually told the Indian fans to sit down while they allow the abuse.”

An ECB spokesman said: “We are very concerned to hear reports of racial abuse at today’s friendly.

“We are in contact with colleagues at Edgbaston who will be investigating.

“There is no place for racism in cricket.”

https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5702348/england-india-racist-abuse-investigation-edgbaston/ England’s cricket chiefs launch investigation after Indian fans claimed they suffered heinous racist abuse in Edgbaston

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