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The instances of racism against the players have been revealed in the recent past.

Recently, Essex reached out to one of their former players who happens to be Zoheb Sharif.

“It was a day after the September 11 attacks. People started calling me Bomber. It was normal to be called ‘curry muncher”. he said.

“As a Muslim, I’d find a quiet outfield corner to pray. A senior player told me “it looks bad”. So I prayed in my car.” said the former left-handed batter.

“I didn’t say anything at the time. I was a teenager in a dressing room with big characters. To them it was banter. To me, it wasn’t, but you don’t want to do anything to block your chance of getting into the first team.” said the former batsman.

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