Former Scotland bowler Majid Haq allegedly racially abused umpiring this weekend

Former Scotland off-spinner Majid Haq was allegedly racially abused whereas he was umpiring a match at Greenock Cricket Club on Saturday, in response to the lawyer representing the ex-player.

Aamer Anwar seems for Haq and one other former worldwide Qasim Sheikh, with the pair final yr claiming Cricket Scotland was “institutionally racist” in addition to being “unfit for purpose”.

Cricket Scotland insisted it “condemns in the strongest possible terms the behaviour that took place” this weekend as Anwar accused “cricketing trolls” of bringing “shame to the game”.

He mentioned in a tweet on Sunday night: “Yesterday my client Majid Haq was allegedly subjected to vile racist abuse whilst umpiring and an individual has been charged.

“Majid’s treatment has been horrific since speaking out at Cricket Scotland as for cricketing trolls still in denial, you bring shame to the game and are still in the dark ages.”

The allegations of Haq and Sheikh led to an impartial evaluate which uncovered 448 examples of racism inside Cricket Scotland.

Anjan Luthra was appointed because the governing physique’s new chair following the mass resignations that instantly preceded the publication of the damning report.

But Luthra resigned in March, lower than six months after taking the position, as he claimed makes an attempt to enhance Cricket Scotland have been being undermined by lobbyists.

A Cricket Scotland assertion referring to the alleged racist abuse suffered by Haq learn: “Cricket Scotland condemns in the strongest possible terms the behaviour that took place at Greenock on Saturday.

“Racism has no place in sport or society. It is a scar on cricket, and Cricket Scotland is wholly committed, along with our partners, to eradicating racist behaviour and attitudes from our game.

“As this incident is now part of a live criminal case, Cricket Scotland is unable to comment further.

“However, the governing body can confirm it is working in conjunction with the CSMOA (Cricket Scotland Match Officials Association), WDCU (Western District Cricket Union) and Greenock Cricket Club to ensure internal disciplinary proceedings proceed swiftly and appropriately, following due process.”

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