Racism in Cricket: The connection of a black dog came to the fore in the case of racism, the cricketer made serious allegations


London: Former England batsman Alex Hales has denied allegations that he used a term related to racism while naming his dog. Azim Rafiq alleged that his former Yorkshire teammate Gary Ballance used the name to refer to players who were not white.

Azim Rafiq told the experience of racism

Azim Rafiq on Tuesday shared his experiences of racism and discrimination in Yorkshire County in detail in front of UK Parliamentarians who are part of the Committee on Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

Controversy over the name of black dog

Azim Rafiq claimed that England international player Gary Ballance used the name ‘Kevin’ as a ‘derogatory’ term to refer to players who were not white. He said that everyone in England’s dressing room is aware of this.

Alex Hales denies charges

Azim Rafiq said that Alex Hales named his dog ‘Kevin’ because he was black. Hales said in the statement, ‘I have heard the allegations against me, I vehemently deny that the name of my dog ​​has anything to do with the word racist.’

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Alex Hales says racism is wrong

Alex Hales said, ‘I respect the stand taken by Azim Rafiq and the things he is facing and my sympathies are with him. Racism or discrimination in any way has no place in cricket and I will gladly cooperate if the sporting authorities decide to conduct any kind of investigation.

Nottinghamshire issued a statement

Nottinghamshire, the county club of Alex Hales, also issued a statement saying that after the disclosure of Azim Rafiq related to this batsman, they have started the appropriate internal process.


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