David Lloyd apologizes for making racist comments

David Lloyd, cricket commentator, has apologized after previous Yorkshire Azeem Rafiq let a British parliamentary advisory group know that the previous England mentor had offered slandering remarks about Asian cricketers.

In Tuesday’s upsetting declaration Rafiq, 30, recorded a culture of far reaching prejudice at his province club Yorkshire, depicting the “barbaric” treatment he had gotten. He additionally said the game in England was loaded with bigotry.

Rafiq affirmed that individuals from the media were likewise at real fault for prejudice and recognized Lloyd, presently a Sky Sports savant, as informing others in the media and saying: “a clubhouse is the backbone of a club and Asian players don’t go in there”.

“In October 2020, I had a private message trade with an outsider associated with cricket, about various subjects,” David Lloyd said in an assertion on Twitter on Tuesday.

“In these messages, I alluded to charges about Azeem Rafiq which I had heard from inside the game. I additionally offered a few remarks about the Asian cricket local area.

“I profoundly lament my activities, and I am sorry most truly to Azeem and to the Asian cricket local area for doing this, and for any offense caused.

“I’m unequivocally dedicated to making cricket a more comprehensive game. It is glaring now that more work should be done and I will do all that I can to eliminate separation from the game I love, and the game that has been my life for more than 50 years.”

In his declaration, Rafiq said he observed Lloyd’s remarks “upsetting” as his managers Sky were doing “astounding work on carrying bigotry to the front”, depicting the 74-year-old as “storeroom bigot”.

Sky said they would examine Lloyd’s remarks.

“Sky is focused on effectively advocating incorporation in cricket — – and in all games — and restricting all types of separation,” they said in an assertion.

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