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England First Black Cricketer Ebony Brent Was Also A Victim Of Racism

Former England first-class cricketer Azim Rafiq testified in the UK Parliament about his experiences of racism. After this, the female cricketer also came forward and shared her experience.

The issue of racism in England is not taking its name to end

New statements and new names are emerging every day. This is proving that racism is present at the roots of England cricket. Now a new name added in this episode. Former England batsman Ebony Randfort Brent (the first black woman to play international cricket for England) revealed this 20 years after her debut. She also had to face racism during her career.

Azim Rafique Brent made his international debut in 2001

Azim Rafique Brent was only 17 years old at that time. He played cricket for England for nine years. No black woman had played cricket for England before Brent, who was born in South London. In such a situation, when he was given a chance, people very angry and asked him to leave the country by writing letters. Brent has shared one such letter on social media.

Brent shared a hate letter

The letter that Brent shared by posting a social media post. Hate words used for him in it. In the caption of the picture, he wrote, ‘This is very interesting. Despite being born in South London, some people thought I from Africa. I was given some such letters, one of which I am sharing. It was written in this letter, ‘White cricket is white cricket and you are not needed here. Who called you here? You should leave this team.’ Brent now plays the role of commentator. Last year, had a conversation with former West Indies captain Michael Holding about Black Life Matter.

Rafiq started a debate on racism

Racism has once again become a big issue in England after the recent statements of former First Class cricketer Azim Rafiq. Rafiq gave his testimony before the committee of the UK Parliament on Tuesday. In which Rafiq accompanied him for many years in his former cricket team Yorkshire County. Presented evidence of racial abuse and spoke about them.

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