ENG vs NZ 2nd Test: – Amid racism row, England captain Joe Root has confirmed that England players will once again wear T-Shirts with anti-discrimination slogans ahead of the second Test against England at Edgbaston on Thursday.
“Yes, we will [make a public plea to get rid cricket of discrimination],” he said during his press conference on Wednesday. “We have committed to making a positive change in our sport. That doesn’t change just because of what’s happened. We have to face up to things.”.
“It’s been an uncomfortable week for everyone,” said Root.
“We want to try and make positive change in our sport. We want to make it a better place. Of course there have been some uncomfortable things come to light over the past week and we have to own that and accept that.
“As a team we will continue to talk about it because it’s important but as professionals we know we have a job to do this week.”
ENG vs NZ 2nd Test: Joe Root’s strong remark amid racism row, ‘England would make public plea to rid cricket of discrimination’
England pacer Ollie Robinson’s suspension has opened long history of racist post on social media by England cricketers. He has been suspended from all international cricket pending the outcome of a disciplinary investigation following the tweets he posted in 2012 and 2013.
Meanwhile, England limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler are being reportedly investigated by ECB for mocking Indians in old tweets. As per a report from Telegraph, Morgan and Buttler mocked Indian players by calling them ‘Sir’ and broken English which was alleged to make fun of Indians.
ENG vs NZ 2nd Test: Dom Bess has deactivated his Twitter account after he picked for the 2nd Test against New Zealand that is set to begin on June 10. Bess’s move of deactivating the Twitter account has raised suspicion.
In the second Test at Edgbaston, 17,000 fans per day would be allowed inside the stadium.
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