Racism should be treated as seriously as match-fixing and doping – Holder

Jason Holder

Holder’s West Indies played a warm-up match amongst themselves at Inclined Trafford final week

Players found guilty of racism must face the same penalties as match-fixers and dopers, says West Indies captain Jason Holder.

While Global Cricket Council (ICC) guidelines allow for a existence ban for on-pitch racist abuse, culprits are no longer regularly punished to that extent.

“I assemble no longer mediate the penalty for doping or corruption wishes to be any diversified for racism,” Holder told BBC Sport.

“If we’ve purchased points within our sport, we should always deal with them equally.”

Under the ICC’s anti-racism policy, a first offence is repeatedly punished with between four and eight suspension aspects. Two suspension aspects equate to a ban for one Check or two one-day internationals or two T20 worldwide suits.

Inclined Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed overlooked two one-day internationals and two Twenty20 suits as punishment for a racist commentary to South Africa all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo in 2019.

Holder cited the trip of England’s Jofra Archer, who has been a aim of racial remarks from the crew both in house and away Tests, and crew-mate Moeen Ali, who it is a ways believed changed into centered by India fans in a 2014 match attributable to his Pakistani background.

Holder, whose crew will bewitch on England in a in the wait on of-closed-doorways three-Check sequence starting on 8 July in Southampton, mentioned that he believed that every worldwide assembly would possibly be preceded by reminders to both groups of their responsibilities round rush.

“As well to having anti-doping briefings and anti-corruption briefings, per chance we’re going to must accept as true with an anti-racism feature earlier than we delivery a sequence,” he added.

“My message is more education wishes to pass round it.

“I’ve no longer trip any racial abuse first hand but accept as true with heard or seen about a issues round it. It be one thing you actual can no longer stand for.”

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