The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) hosted its 1st-ever iftar event at the Property of Cricket, Lord’s Cricket Floor.
You require not be a person of religion, only a individual in possession of a soul, to come across the adhan phone to prayer reverberating about the @HomeOfCricket Prolonged Space backbone-tingling. A stunning second. pic.twitter.com/PGN2EsksOC
— Nakul Pande (@NakulMPande) April 21, 2022
Adhering to the Azeem Rafiq racism scandal at Yorkshire Cricket Club, the ECB has been generating an energetic exertion to advertise a good tradition that is inclusive of all cultures and ethnic backgrounds. Rafiq was also just one of the attendees at the occasion. The occasion was attended by a range of superior-profile dignitaries and was hosted by commentators Aatif Nawaz and Tameena Hussain.
THIS Male is about to host the Very first Ever ECB Iftar celebration at Lords in the Long Place. What an honour 😊 pic.twitter.com/kUUMQZmBJ4
— Aatif Nawaz (@AatifNawaz) April 21, 2022
England white-ball skipper, Eoin Morgan attended the event along with previous England cricketer Graham Gooch, England women’s cricketer Tammy Beaumont and ECB CEO Tom Harrison.
It is in fact an outstanding move and will have to be completely appreciated and acknowledged by all. Kudos to @ECB_cricket for coming forward in reconnecting with the Muslim local community. https://t.co/P90GlnRtYl
— Shaheen Shah Afridi (@iShaheenAfridi) April 26, 2022
To respect the ECB’s gesture, Pakistan speedster, Shaheen Shah Afridi took to Twitter and wrote, “It’s without a doubt an extraordinary action and should be completely appreciated and acknowledged by all.”
Definitely enjoyable night previous night time @HomeOfCricket hosting its first at any time Iftar. Ramadan Kareem 🙏🏻
— Eoin Morgan (@Eoin16) April 22, 2022
Azeem Rafiq, a previous Yorkshire all-rounder, levelled allegations that he had been subjected to racism by gamers and coaches during his two stints at the county club. England internationals Joe Root, Eoin Morgan and Moeen Ali called for the ECB to tackle racism in cricket and expressed their solidarity with Rafiq.
An complete honour to be element of the initially ECB Iftar @HomeOfCricket
Perfectly performed to @TameenaHussain & her staff for all the challenging operate that went in to earning it such a memorable event for absolutely everyone attending
— Azeem Rafiq (@AzeemRafiq30) April 21, 2022
Azeem Rafiq is a 30-yr-old former qualified cricketer who plied his trade principally as an off-spinner. He was born in Karachi but moved to England in 2001 at the age of 10.