Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Former Pakistan fast bowler claimed that he was racially abuse by Yorkshire supporters when he played for the English county, Rana alleges he was subjected to racist slurs and hooting from the home crowd when he played for Yorkshire in 2008 and 2009.
The comments of Rana Naved-ul-Hasan came after Pakistan-born English spinner Azeem Rafiq revealed earlier this month that he was left on the brink of suicide during his time at Yorkshire because the club was “institutionally racist”.
Rana told ESPNcricinfo that “I fully support what Azeem said and this has been the case with me as well,” “I never spoke about it because, as foreigners, we were temporary and somehow I managed to accept the way it is.
“There was systematic taunting. To us as overseas players from Asia, when you are not able to perform, the home crowd which should be supporting us, instead started hooting and would taunt us with racist slurs like p***, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan added
“If you are performing then you get all the space but, in case I am not taking wickets, the attitude suddenly started to change, he further added that “They started to give us a tough time, giving me a smaller hotel room and there used to be a clear case of discrimination.”
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