ESSEX has been hit by another storm of racism with former pitcher Jahid Ahmed claiming he was asked: “Are you going to bomb the club?”
Jahid, 35, is the third player this month to be accused Historical racist abuse in the county, while chairman John Faragher resigned after claiming he used the n-word at a board meeting in 2017.
Seamer Jahid, who played seven first-place matches between 2005 and 2009, describes his time in Essex as a “white world where browns are outsiders”.
He also said that he was ridiculed for his religion and accent.
Jahid told Cricketer magazine: “I was in the dressing room with three players and a coach.
“One of the men was younger than me but he felt the way to fit in was to choose Muslims – so he kept saying things like, ‘Are you going to bomb us?”
“The other players and the coach laughed and he was seen as a great guy. IM afraid of it.
“I was always afraid of what they would come up with. I want to change my voice – I’ve been trying to dig into it.
“I really wanted to fit in but there was a time when a lot of people in the dressing room laughed with me.
“It’s basically ‘You’re a Muslim, you’re a terrorist.’ At other times, a senior player told me I was a ‘curry nut’ and said I ‘foul. of curry”.
“It’s bullying. It happens every day.”
At least one of these alleged abusers still involved in county cricket. Essex is investigating.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/16830177/jahid-ahmed-bomb-club-essex-cricket-racism/ Jahid Ahmed claims he was asked if he was ‘going to bomb the club’ during the latest storm of Essex cricket racism