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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’

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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 ...