George and Gayatri discuss Racism in sport with Peter Osborne

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Published on 28 Nov 2021, 12:33
Racism in sport is as old as the hills but, somehow, when it's so recent and when both victims and perpetrators are known, it’s all the more chilling. As the tabloids got to work on cricketer Azeem Rafiq, two things became clear: whistleblowing is not easy, and heroes often have feet of clay.

Perceptions of cricket as afternoon tea in the pavilion, the sound of leather on willow and the quintessential English notion of fair play has, in the last few weeks, been exposed as a game riven with racism.

George and Gayatri invited writer and broadcaster Peter Oborne on board the Sputnik to discuss how behaviour both on and off the pitch is definitely “not cricket.”