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Australian Seamer Suspended by Team for Application of Sanitizer on Ball

Australian Seamer Suspended by Team for Application of Sanitizer on Ball

After being investigated for allegedly putting a hand sanitizer on his ball,veteran Australian seamer Mitch Clayden has been suspended by his English county Sussex. A case in opposition to the 37-year-old used to be opened via the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) following a match towards Middlesex final month in which he took three wickets.

" Following the ECB's accusation of having a hand senator on the ball in our match against Middlesex, Mitch Clayden has been suspended. There will be no similarly remark at this stage," stated Sussex on their website.

Under strict fitness protocols in cricket following the COVID-19 crisis, gamers are banned from the use of saliva to shine the ball. Claydon will now not be section of the 14-man Sussex squad for their subsequent Bob Willis Trophy in shape in opposition to Surrey.

Meanwhile, English county cricket aspect Yorkshire launched a formal investigation after one of its former gamers claimed institutional racism at the membership left him shut to taking his personal life. Azeem Rafiq, a former England under-19 captain, stated in an interview with ESPNcricinfo that he used to be made to feel, as a Muslim, like an outsider all through his time at Yorkshire. I recognize how shut I used to be to committing suicide all through my time at Yorkshire, he said.

Do I assume there is institutional racism? Its at its top in my opinion, Rafiq added. Its worse than its ever been.

The 29-year-old Rafiq played for Yorkshire from 2009-17, and grew to be its youngest ever captain when he led the crew in a Twenty20 fixture in 2012. He is no longer presently working in cricket.

In a announcement issued on Thursday, Yorkshire chairman Roger Hutton stated the allegations had been massively regarding to everybody from the board to the playing group of workers and have been being taken very seriously.

On Monday this week, the membership took the choice to launch a formal investigation into the particular allegations made by way of Azeem Rafiq, and a wider overview of YCCCs insurance policies and culture, Hutton said. “We are in the method of finalising the structure of this investigation and we will be coming near unbiased exterior events to be phase of the evaluation to make sure whole transparency.”

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