Jul 5, 2022, 12:32 IST

Indian fans racially abused in Edgbaston, photos, videos go viral!!


Towards the end of the Day 4 of the ongoing match between India and England, some of the Indian Fans faced harsh racial abuse which they claimed took place in the final session on Monday. England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Warwickshire released official statements, promising to investigate the matter.

India fans were subjected ton racial abuse on Day 4 of India vs England fifth Test

"We are very concerned to hear reports of racist abuse at today's Test match. We are in contact with colleagues at Edgbaston who will investigate. There is no place for racism in cricket. Edgbaston has been working hard to create a safe and inclusive working environment," ECB said in a statement.



Former Yorkshire spinner Azeem Rafiq, also highlighted the matter. The official Twitter handle of Edgbaston quoted one of Rafiq's tweets and they will be investigating "ASAP."

"We're incredibly sorry to read this and do not condone this behavior in anyway [sic]. We'll be investigating this ASAP," read the tweet.

"I'm gutted by these reports as we're working hard to make Edgbaston a safe, welcoming environment for all. Having seen the initial tweets, I've spoken personally to the gentleman who raised them and we're now speaking to the stewards in this area to establish what happened. Nobody should be subject to any form of abuse at Edgbaston. So, once we've got all the facts, we will make sure this issue is addressed swiftly," said Warwickshire chief executive Stuart Cain.

As far as the match situation is concerned, England were 259 for 3 at stumps on the fourth day, needing just a further 119 runs to reach a target of 378 on Tuesday's last day at Edgbaston and so end this five-match series all square at 2-2. Former captain Root was 76 not out and Bairstow 72 not out after making 106 -- his third hundred in as many Tests -- in England's first-innings 284.