An English cricket club is vowing to provide better education on cultural diversity after one of their Muslim players was made uncomfortable during post-match celebrations.
Essex celebrate on the Pavilion balcony at Lord’s while Feroze Khushi, far left, is doused in beer.
Essex were ready to rejoice after winning the Bob Willis Trophy – a one-off first-class tournament in the UK due to the impact of Covid-19 – and began spraying alcohol during their celebrations.
However, during the celebrations on the balcony at Lord’s, 12th man Feroze Khushi was photographed recoiling as beer was poured on him.
Alcohol is forbidden to Muslims for religious reasons, leaving Essex admitting the celebrations failed to meet their inclusive values and pledging to do more.
“Essex County Cricket Club prides themselves on their work within multi-diverse communities throughout the county and the surrounding areas,” the country said in a statement.