After England was eliminated by New Zealand from the T20 World Cup in November, former England bowler Chris Jordan claims he was the target of “relentless” racial abuse. One of the favourites to win, England lost to New Zealand in the semifinals because their bowling faltered late in the game, when New Zealand only needed 57 runs to win off just 24 balls. With six deliveries left, they managed to reach the mark with to Daryl Mitchell’s undefeated 72 and Jimmy Neesham’s mesmerising cameo.
In the match’s 17th over, Chris Jordan was the victim of Neesham’s violent attack, which cost him 23 runs and altered the course of the game.
Jordan discussed how he was cast as the bad guy and subjected to racist abuse following the game in a video made by Royal London and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
“Things didn’t go our way six months ago in the World Cup semifinal,” he remarked. “Social media was merciless for me; because we had lost a World Cup game, there were many [racist] remarks on my images and in my direct messages on Twitter and Instagram. People believed that I played a significant role in that, he continued.
“In my opinion, the current England team is as diversified as they come. In that changing room, I’m positive I made some pals who will last a lifetime.
The fact that our changing room is among the most diversified in all of cricket is a testament to individuals like Eoin Morgan and Joe Root. According to the newspaper, he was reported as saying that “true change will come from within, via having actual talks, as some individuals are just clueless; it’s about continuing education.
Jordan was conversing with David “Syd” Lawrence, the current president of Gloucestershire and the first black cricketer to represent England who was born in the United Kingdom.
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