The Yorkshire Post – Published:
14:50

Wednesday 27 June 2018

YORKSHIRE ARE declining to comment on allegations that a Surrey player was subject to racist abuse from the crowd on the opening day of the County Championship match at Scarborough.

Summary

  • Published: 14:50 Wednesday 27 June 2018 YORKSHIRE ARE declining to comment on allegations that a Surrey player was subject to racist abuse from the crowd on the opening day of the County Championship match at Scarborough.
  • Surrey have complained to the England and Wales Cricket Board after an incident was reported by the player, believed to be 20-year-old all-rounder Ryan Patel, to umpires Peter Hartley and Paul Pollard.
  • Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart, the former England batsman, said: “We’re fully aware of this unsavoury incident and have every confidence that the ECB and Yorkshire will deal with it in the appropriate manner.”
  • On Monday, Rikki Clarke, the Surrey all-rounder, wrote on Twitter that he had “been abused all day and even one of our players racially abused”.
  • Yorkshire were contacted for a response but declined to comment.


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