ECB in dilemma after Pakistan-born Ashar Zaidi told to get back to own country
Somerset bowler Craig Overton reportedly told Sussex batsman Ashar Zaidi to “go back to your own f*****g country” during a county match last season.
New Delhi: In the back-drop of growing migrant crisis in Europe, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is facing it's own dilemma after a promising English seamer was found to have told a Pakistan-born batsman to get back to his own country.
According to a report in The Guardian, Somerset bowler Craig Overton was reported to have told Sussex batsman Ashar Zaidi to “go back to your own f*****g country” during a county match last season.
The report claimed that the incident had happened in the 57th over of the Somerset’s four-day Division One match away to Sussex last September. And it was included in the match report with Zaidi's batting partner at the no-striker's end Michael Yardy supporting the claim.
But, Zaidi -- who was playing for Sussex on his British passport before being released by the club at the end of the season -- told the match officials he had not heard anything beyond the “usual” comments that did not upset him.