Ebony Rainford-Brent: Former England cricketer shares racist letter she received

The 37-year-old, who ended up being the very first Black lady to bet England’s cricket group in 2001, shared an image of the letter on Twitter Wednesday, throughout a week when the sport’s problems with bigotry have actually been laid bare.

Rainford-Brent captioned her tweet: “Interesting… Born in south London but apparently I was found naked in Africa as a primitive. Had some letters in my time but this one up there!”

The letter included a variety of racist and sexist slurs​ and referred numerous times to “White culture.”

It follows previous cricket gamer Azeem Rafiq ​provided testament explaining a pattern of racist and inequitable habits within English cricket​, talking to UK legislators on Tuesday.
Throughout the hearing, Rafiq shared his experience of ​being bullied at Yorkshire County Cricket Club (YCCC) and broke down in tears on more than one celebration.​

In a summary of a report produced by an independent panel for the YCCC, the panel concluded that “there is no question” that Rafiq “was the victim of racial harassment.”

Rainford-Brent represented her nation 29 times till 2010 prior to moving into sports broadcasting.

In 2020, she partnered with cricket legend Michael Holding to produce an effective brief movie to resolve the concern of bigotry in both cricket and society following the authorities murder of George Floyd.

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“I grew up in a very multicultural, diverse London with all sorts of colors — Black, White, Asian,” she stated in the Sky Sports video.

“Everyone was a melting pot, and I noticed that as soon as I walked into the world of cricket, the comments started.

“I had remarks about where I matured, and the truth that I had a long name, possibly my mum didn’t understand who my daddy was; about my hair, body parts, specifically the derriere will we state; about the food that I consumed which it stank.

“I question myself why I stayed so long. I love the game, it has so much more to offer, but it can be really difficult dealing with that day in and day out.”

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.