Yorkshire player Azim Rafique has apologized to Pujara. Rafique called Pujara ‘Steve’ when they were both playing for Yorkshire. Rafiq, who was born in Pakistan, told a UK parliamentary committee on Tuesday how racist language was used “consistently” in two of his spells in Yorkshire. The 30-year-old, who said he had lost his career to racism, described the discrimination against many former England international players. Also fast bowler Jack Brooks named Pujara ‘Steve’. Because he said that he worked very hard to pronounce the name of the Indian star.
Jack Brooks, 37, said: “In the past, nicknames were often used in a dressing room environment, regardless of religion or ethnicity. “In this case I agree that I used it, and now I admit that it is disrespectful and wrong to do so. I apologize to Pujara or his family members. At the time I did not recognize it as racist behavior. But I do not think it’s acceptable now. ” Said. Brooks, who now plays for rival County Somerset, also apologized Thursday for using the word “Negro” in conversation.
“I agree that the language used in the two tweets I made in 2012 was unacceptable. I’m really sorry to have used it, “said Brooks. “I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused anyone who has seen these tweets. “It simply came to our notice then. The Rafiq case has led to allegations of discrimination in other counties. ” The county was banned following allegations of racism against the Yorkshire team. Rafique, however, warned that Yorkshire would not move forward until head coach Andrew Gayle and cricket director Martin Mokson left the Headingley-based club.
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