Eoin Morgan
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White-ball captain of England National Cricket Team Eoin Morgan wants ECB to tackle the Yorkshire racism matter head-on.

The ‘Azeem Rafiq racism issue’ has gained a lot of attention recently, and England And Wales Cricket Board (ECB) are doing their investigation on this matter.

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After the racism allegations, the Yorkshire County Cricket Club has been suspended from hosting international or major matches. Also, the chairman of the club, Roger Hutton, has resigned.

In a press conference ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 battle against South Africa, Eoin Morgan said:

I think if they’re matters of an extreme or serious nature like these are, they need to be met head on, and for us as a team, that’s exactly what we want to see,” 

Morgan further added that he believes that there is no place for any kind of discrimination in sports, and he was satisfied with the way ECB has been dealing with the situation. He stated:

We firmly believe that there is no place in our sport for any type of discrimination.”

“I think the actions of ECB board to Yorkshire have indicated how serious they are about dealing with issues like this … those actions speak louder than words.”

Eoin Morgan Compares Suspension Of Gary Ballance With Ollie Robinson

Racism Needs To Be Met Head On, And For Us As A Team, That’s Exactly What We Want To See – Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan. (Credits: Twitter)

Notably, the Yorkshire batsman Gary Ballance, admitted that he has passed racist comments to Azeem Rafiq, and he has been suspended by the ECB.

Meanwhile, Morgan was asked about his views on this matter, to which he replied:

 “I think the decision that was taken at the start of last summer in a similar instance with Ollie Robinson is consistent with the board’s decision with Gary Ballance.

Previously, Speedster Ollie Robinson was suspended for his old racist and sexist tweets.

Eoin Morgan, Phil Whitticase
England captain Eoin Morgan and match referee Phil Whitticase. (Photo: Twitter)

Eoin Morgan further added that for the last few years, they have been trying to make meaningful changes. The 35-year-old elaborated:

For probably the last two to three years, our culture has been built around inclusivity and diversity. It’s actually been quite a strong part of our game,” 

“For that period of time in particular, we’ve been active about talking and actioning things that show meaningful change.”

“It’s not perfect, but we’re making good ground towards change that we want implemented.” 

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