Daily Mail UK – The ECB launched an investigation on Wednesday, into allegations of racial abuse of a Surrey player by a spectator during their championship game against Yorkshire.

Summary

  • The ECB launched an investigation on Wednesday, into allegations of racial abuse of a Surrey player by a spectator during their championship game against Yorkshire.
  • Ryan Patel, the 20-year-old Surrey all-rounder, reported the incident during the championship leaders game at Scarborough.
  • It is disturbing for Yorkshire and the domestic game coming at the atmospheric North Marine Parade ground that usually epitomises all that is good with county cricket.
  • Alec Stewart, Surrey’s director of cricket, said: ‘We’re fully aware of this unsavoury incident and have every confidence that Yorkshire and ECB will deal with it in the appropriate manner.’
  • The Sutton-born Patel has been part of the Surrey academy since the age of eight.


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