London: Former Pakistan quick bowler Rana Naved-ul-Hasan on Tuesday claimed that he was racially abuse by Yorkshire supporters when he performed for the English county.
Rana alleges he was subjected to racist slurs and hooting from the house crowd when he performed for Yorkshire in 2008 and 2009.
The 41-year-old’s feedback got here after Pakistan-born English spinner Azeem Rafiq revealed earlier this month that he was left on the point of suicide throughout his time at Yorkshire as a result of the membership was “institutionally racist”.
“I fully support what Azeem said and this has been the case with me as well,” Rana informed ESPNcricinfo.
“I by no means spoke about it as a result of, as foreigners, we have been short-term and in some way I managed to simply accept the way in which it’s.
“There was systematic taunting. To us as abroad gamers from Asia, if you end up not capable of carry out, the house crowd which must be supporting us, as a substitute began hooting and would taunt us with racist slurs like ‘p***’.
“If you might be performing you then get all of the house however, in case I’m not taking wickets, the perspective all of the sudden began to vary.
“They started to give us a tough time, giving me a smaller hotel room and there used to be a clear case of discrimination.”
Speaking earlier this month, Rafiq, who had two stints at Headingley between 2008 and 2018, mentioned, as a Muslim, he was made to really feel like an “outsider” on the county.
“I know how close I was to committing suicide during my time at Yorkshire,” he mentioned.
“I believe the club is institutionally racist and I don’t believe they are prepared to acknowledge the fact or willing to change. My only motivation now is to prevent anyone else feeling the same pain.”
Yorkshire have engaged an unbiased legislation agency to research Rafiq’s allegations.
In response to Rana’s claims, Yorkshire informed ESPNcricinfo the allegations have been “very concerning” and pledged to research the difficulty.