The Hundred condemns racist abuse aimed at players

Last Updated: 25/07/21 11:11am Organisers of The Hundred say anyone abusing players in the new competition "are not welcome here" after racist messages were posted online in recent days. The Hundred l

The Hundred condemns racist abuse aimed at players

The Hundred is a new cricket competition that was launched earlier this week; matches feature 100 balls bowled by each team, with eight franchises in total; "we have witnessed these unacceptable behaviours online, towards our players and others, in recent days," say organisers in statement

Last Updated: 25/07/21 11:11am

Organisers of The Hundred say anyone abusing players in the new competition "are not welcome here" after racist messages were posted online in recent days.

The Hundred launched earlier this week and includes eight franchises - each with a men's and women's team - competing in matches featuring 100 balls bowled by each team.

A statement from The Hundred on Sunday morning read: "We want The Hundred to be for everyone.

"The beauty of sport, in all its forms, is its ability to unite and inspire. Cricket is no different. But we do not accept racism or other forms of abuse.

"Sadly, we have witnessed these unacceptable behaviours online, towards our players and others, in recent days.

"We stand together with the rest of cricket against all forms of discrimination. You can disagree with us on many things, but not on that. Those who do are not welcome here."

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