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HEADLINE: Holder blasts “racist” ECB 2021-06-07 12:28:46 

Barbadian and former international umpire John Holder has dismissed the England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) comments claiming he has withdrawn his claim of racial discrimination against them as “disingenuous” and vowed to never work for the organization again.

Holder and Ismail Dawood had launched a legal challenge against the ECB suggesting that their careers as umpires had been adversely affected by institutional racism at the ECB.

But with the law stating that any such claim has to be brought within three months of the termination of employment, Holder and Dawood were always unlikely to prevail. Dawood was last on the ECB’s reserve umpire list in 2014; Holder’s last game was in 2009. They reasoned, however, that by bringing the case they could highlight the issues they had faced and hoped they may win an exemption on the basis of public interest.

The comments from the ECB made to the BBC were: “The ECB has been notified that John Holder and Ismail Dawood have withdrawn their employment claims against the ECB without payment of compensation or costs. The ECB is committed to a world-class diverse and inclusive officiating system, with opportunities for all. The ECB appreciates Mr. Holder and Mr. Dawood’s engagement in addressing these matters, and will now discuss with Mr. Holder his interest in contributing to its ongoing review of officiating.”

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DIEHARD 2021-06-07 14:20:04 

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The old okie doke.

And we continue to fall for it, I'll say it again, I could care less what Ollie whatever his name is tweeted.

Punishing him in the name of POC while systemic racism exists, is an insult to the intelligence of every well thinking POC.

They will never address this kind of issue, but they know we are all too often easily appeased by thoughtless token gestures like lifetime bans, that fix NOTHING. I prefer the racist comments!! Speak your truth and speak it loudly so we know who is who, show u colours, but don't stop my forking progress!!

Rascalp 2021-06-07 16:10:05 

In reply to DIEHARD
So what should we do them professor...cuss dem rass back??..lower ourselves to dem level...fight start yuh end up in court or worse?

Fivestar 2021-06-07 17:55:59 

In reply to DIEHARD

As they say, talk is cheap. Some countries said Apartheid was a terrible system. Meanwhile, they kept selling guns to the South African government.

DIEHARD 2021-06-07 18:49:53 

In reply to Rascalp

Real racism is not talk

DIEHARD 2021-06-07 18:50:25 

In reply to Fivestar


Yadi 2021-06-08 00:33:30 

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Jamaica picked one world class all-rounder.

Subsequently, it was reported that he

would be retained by his National Team.

Yadi 2021-06-08 00:35:50 

So Jamaica Tallawahs are left with the

Same players who failed us so badly last


Minus the opening Batsman Phillips.

Yadi 2021-06-08 00:37:34 

And ... it is true:

I have no idea about the identity of

of most of the players drafted.

Yadi 2021-06-08 00:38:50 

Jamaica Tallawahs have Andre Russell.

Yadi 2021-06-08 00:39:59 

All other Franchises have a number of

well known T-20 Superstars.

Yadi 2021-06-08 00:42:57 

Jamaica's best T-20 players get drafted

into other teams.

Then Tallawahs Executives draft Bajans

& Trinis who cannot make their own

respective squads.

DIEHARD 2021-06-08 03:23:19 

In reply to Yadi

Wrong thread bossie lol