Essex batsman Will Buttleman has erupted controversy after he was seen pouring beer over the head of his Muslim teammate Feroze Khushi whereas celebrating his facet’s victory over Somerset within the remaining of the 2020 Bob Willis Trophy at Lord’s on Sunday.
An image of the Buttleman’s celebration which has been doing rounds on social media angered the British Asian Cricket Community in East London and so they have requested the county cricket membership for apology.
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While asking Essex to apologise for the incident, one of the senior figures described Buttleman’s transfer of pouring beer over Feroze Khushi as ‘diabolical’.
Though Essex didn’t subject any apology, they admitted that Buttleman’s actions ‘didn’t meet the inclusive values of the organisation’.
In an official assertion, Essex stated that they might proceed to work arduous to enhance the cultural schooling of gamers.
“Essex pride themselves on their work within multi-diverse communities throughout the county and the surrounding areas.For a substantial period of time, Essex have had a multi-diverse team with players from different backgrounds, religions, and races, where cricket is at the heart of these communities,” Daily Mail quoted the membership as saying in an official assertion.
“The club has worked extremely hard and will continue to bring cricket to anybody and everybody, and educate on diversity, but further work needs to be done across both sport and society in general, to widen people’s knowledge and make them more aware of cultural differences,” the assertion added.
In the image, 21-year-old Feroze Khushi seems to be uncomfortable as Buttleman empties his bottle.It is to be famous that the Khushi made his first-team debut final month however didn’t get an opportunity to characteristic in Bob Willis Trophy remaining tie towards Somerset.
It is to be famous that England coverage permits their Muslim gamers and teetotaller Mark Wood to step apart earlier than champagne is sprayed.
Meanwhile, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has denied to remark on the matter.