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Old March 10, 2011, 08:37 AM
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I found the mail on Facebook, not sure about the authenticity:

Date: Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 6:08 PM
Subject: Anti-racial remarks and ICC Code of Conduct Article 2- RACIAL OFFENCE
To: Haroon Lorgat
Cc: enquiry@icc-cricket.com, president@bcb-cricket.com, nchowdhury@bcb-cricket.co...m, kmahmud@bcb-cricket.com, ......tom@bcb-cricket.com,
Attn: Mr. Haroon Lorgat, Chief Executive Officer, International Cricket Council (ICC)

Dear Sir,
It has been observed that ESPN-Star TV commentator Mr. Novjot Singh Sidhu has deliberately commenting against Bangladesh Cricket which is a clear violation of ICC ANTI-RACISM CODE FOR PLAYER SUPPORT PERSONNEL under Article 2- RACIAL OFFENCE that refers

"2.1 The following conduct, if committed by a Player or Player Support Personnel at any time during, or in relation to, an International Match,shall amount to an offence under the Anti-Racism Code:
2.1.1 Engaging in any conduct (whether through the use of language, gestures or otherwise) which is likely to offend, insult, humiliate, intimidate, threaten, disparage or vilify any reasonable person in the position of a Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire, Match Referee or any other person (including a spectator) on the basis of their race, religion, culture, colour, descent, national or ethnic origin."

Mr. Navjot has no sense of manner and we are so offended by his comments like 'even cockroach is a king in his territory'....'when Ian botham said Bangladesh has better chance over WI of qualifying into Quarter Final...its pain"!" and so on and on and on...(REF: BD vs IRE Post match analysis on Star Cricket)

We strongly protest his offensive racial remarks against Bangladesh cricket. We do believe ICC has maintained zero-tolerance against racial remarks as it is considered to be a serious offence by ICC.

If a spectator is not above this Ant-Racism law then why a TV commentator should not be show-caused in this matter.

I look forward to your kind attention and action in this regard.

Thanks and Regards,

Deepon
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Nisha Noor From: Haroon Lorgat
Sent: Sat, Mar 5, 2011 at 10:11 AM
To: dEEPON
Cc: president@bcb-cricket.com; David Richardson;David Becker; Campbell Jamieson;
...
Dear Mr. Deepon

The issue that you have raised had caught into my attention and we are completely aware of the fact on this matter. ICC has strictly maintained zero- tolerance in any form of racism related to ICC Cricket. The initial video evidence of the alleged offence had been reviewed by ICC and it indicates the breach of anti-racism ICC’s code during this event.

ICC has cautioned ESS, officially appointed broadcasting partner for the event through IDI (ICC Development International Limited, the commercial arm of the ICC) to follow the code of conduct applicable to all.

We deeply regret on this issue.

Kind Regards

Haroon Lorgat
Chief Executive Officer
International Cricket Council
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