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Third former Essex player alleges he suffered racist abuse

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LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Another former player of English county Essex has mentioned he suffered racist abuse on the membership following allegations made by Zoheb Sharif and Maurice Chambers within the final week.

Jahid Ahmed, who bowled for Essex from 2005-2009, advised The Cricketer he was bullied by a senior coach and that his accent was mocked by gamers and a few members of the teaching workers.

Jahid’s revelations comply with related claims by Chambers and Sharif. Chambers, who performed for Essex between 2005 and 2013, mentioned he was so upset by the racist bullying he confronted on the county that he would go dwelling and cry after matches. learn extra

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“It was a white man’s world where brown people were outsiders,” Jahid, 35, mentioned. “I wanted to change my voice. I tried to deepen it. I really wanted to fit in.

“I felt like an outsider on a regular basis I used to be at (Essex’s floor) Chelmsford. I used to be at all times fearing what they’d provide you with and it made it extremely onerous to focus on my cricket.”

Essex, who had already opened an investigation after Chambers’ initial claims, said they have established a reporting channel for anyone who experienced abuse at the club.

“The allegations make troublesome studying and they are going to be handled and investigated with the utmost seriousness,” chief executive John Stephenson said.

“I’ve reached out to him (Jahid) to supply him our full help, and I hope he feels inspired and comfy sufficient to be part of our imminent investigation.

“It is clear as a sport there is a lot of work to be done, but we are moving in the right direction.

“The subsequent interval goes to be extraordinarily troublesome, particularly for these sharing their experiences, however collectively, we are going to come out the opposite aspect higher for it.”

The issue of racism in English cricket was blown wide open by claims of racism faced by another former county player, Azeem Rafiq, while playing for Yorkshire, which led to an exodus of sponsors and several top executives resigning. read more

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Reporting by Christian Radnedge; Editing by Ken Ferris

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