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ECB accused by John Holder and Ismail Dawood of ‘institutionalised racism’

ECB accused by John Holder and Ismail Dawood of ‘institutionalised racism’

Sports
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has been accused by two former umpires of "institutionalised racism", in the latest allegations to surface in the sport.John Holder, who officiated in Test and one-day international matches, said it looked "more than suspicious" he had not received a reply from the ECB when offering to be a mentor.Ismail Dawood, meanwhile, said he had heard racist language used in front of senior ECB staff, which went unchallenged.The pair have asked for an independent investigation from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) "to challenge organisations like the ECB".Former wicketkeeper Dawood, who played county cricket for Worcestershire, Glamorgan and Yorkshire before becoming an umpire, said he had "absolutely no trust or confidence in the ECB" and the ...
Japan surpasses China as largest foreign holder of US Treasurys

Japan surpasses China as largest foreign holder of US Treasurys

Finance
A Japanese flag flies atop the Bank of Japan (BOJ) headquarters in Tokyo, JapanYuriko Nakao | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesJapan surpassed China as the largest foreign holder of U.S. Treasury securities in June.Japan has added about $ 21 billion since May, making its holdings the largest since October, 2016. Japan now holds $ 1.12 trillion Treasurys, and China has $ 1.11 trillion, a $ 2 billion increase from the month earlier, according to U.S. Treasury department data.China has been a less aggressive buyer of the U.S. sovereign debt, and market players have speculated that one action it could take in the trade war with the U.S. is to lighten up on its U.S. holdings. But there are no signs that is happening, according to traders.The U.K. is the third-largest holder with $ 342.3 billion, up from...
England in West Indies: Jason Holder & Shane Dowrich dominate tourists

England in West Indies: Jason Holder & Shane Dowrich dominate tourists

Sports
First Test, Kensington Oval, Barbados (day three)West Indies 289 (Hetmyer 81, Anderson 5-46) & 415-6 dec (Holder 202*, Dowrich 116*)England 77 (Roach 5-17) & 56-0England target: 628ScorecardWest Indies captain Jason Holder hit a sublime double century and Shane Dowrich made a fine hundred to dominate England on day three of the first Test in Barbados.They added an unbroken 295 as England failed take a wicket, with Holder 202 not out and Dowrich unbeaten on 116.Holder declared on 415-6 immediately after passing 200 to set the tourists a nominal 628 to win. England openers Rory Burns and Keaton Jennings held firm to reach 56-0.But England stand next to no chance of batting two full days...