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Tino Best[photo: Twitter]

Former West Indies pacer Tino Best has reported allegations of him being asked to be sent to his country in his stint with Yorkshire and shared his experiences with the club. Best was considered to be one of the quickest bowlers going around in the world and he was approached by various counties in English cricket.

He played for the Yorkshire side in 2010 alongside Azeem Rafiq and the latter has been recently admitted the racial abuse he had been through over the years in the Yorkshire side. The ECB has been taking strict actions against the racist acts and cricketers around the world have been revealing the racist acts that happened against them.

Azeem Rafiq[photo: Twitter]
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Tino Best Recalls What Transpired In The Yorkshire Club

Tino Best mentioned his desire in 2010 to do well for the County which could have brought back him in international setup but was unfortunately dropped for a game. He added that the coach had conveyed to get back on next flight to his country and did not mention the reason behind it.

“What transpired was, I got dropped for a game and I was absolutely living like any other cricketer who was trying to impress at the county, and also looking at the big picture, West Indies was looking to take me back. So I needed to play county cricket well to get back on the international circuit. My coach called me in the office and he was saying stuff like sending me back on the next flight to my country.”

Tino Best, West Indies
Tino Best[photo: Twitter]
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Tino Best Explains His Second Visit In 2017

Tino Best mentioned that he was asked to go back to his country again in his second visit in 2017 and he had taken the incident to his Grandad. He later understood that it was a sign of being skeptical about the color or racist acts against him.

“I came back in 2017 and someone of the players said that to me again. I was like, why did they say that to me, and I took it to my Grandad who was staying in the country. He said that is what is used to say when you first come to the country. Sounds like Oh, that is their way of saying, not you are a black person and instead go back to where you have come from is their way of being cynical or bodical.” He added

Tino Best, West Indies
Tino Best[photo: Twitter]
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