ESSEX County Cricket Membership have promised to offer cultural range schooling after a Muslim participant was soaked with alcohol throughout their title celebrations.
Batsman Feroze Khushi, twelfth man through the Bob Willis Trophy last win over Somerset, was seen recoiling as beer was poured over him by team-mate Will Buttleman on the balcony at Lord’s.
Khushi was soaked in alcohol by Essex team-mate ButtlemanCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Khushi could possibly be seen making an attempt to keep away from the beer being sprayed in every single placeCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
Essex stated the actions of 21-year-old Khushi’s team-mates fell wanting the membership’s values and vowed to do extra – however stopped wanting apologising for what occurred.
An announcement from the membership learn: “Essex County Cricket Membership prides themselves on their work inside multi-diverse communities all through the county and the encircling areas.
“For a considerable time frame, Essex have had a multi-diverse workforce with gamers from totally different backgrounds, religions, and races, the place cricket is on the coronary heart of those communities.
“The membership has labored extraordinarily onerous and can proceed to deliver cricket to anyone and all people, and educate on range, however additional work must be carried out throughout each sport and society typically, to widen individuals’s data and make them extra conscious of cultural variations.”
Nevertheless, Sajid Patel, the co-founder of the Nationwide Cricket League in Essex and East London, demanded an apology.
He informed The Telegraph: “There may be nonetheless no apology which is why I’m not happy.
“There may be wrongdoing that has occurred and Essex have admitted a mistake has been made, however there has not been an apology.
“There’s a participant cornered on the balcony with nowhere to go and the more serious factor is a participant has seen him attempt to dodge issues and has poured a beer on him.
Khushi was trapped within the nook at Lord’s as friends celebrated their winCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
“Once you have a look at England celebration once they gained the World Cup, they’d a plan of motion with Moeen [Ali] and [Adil] Rashid.
“They picked up the trophy and as quickly as able to pop the champagne they let Moeen and Adil know they usually depart.
“If the England workforce can get this proper, setting an awesome instance, why is that counties can’t do that appropriately?”