Essex fined £50,000 for racist comment made by former chair in 2017


  • ECB investigated language used by John Faragher at meeting
  • ‘It is clear the club has failed to uphold the standards expected’

Essex have been hit with a £50,000 fine by the Cricket Discipline Commission after an investigation into allegedly racist language used by the former chair John Faragher during a board meeting five years ago.

Faragher has denied using an expression with the N-word in 2017 but, after the matter was investigated by the England and Wales Cricket Board’s disciplinary arm in response to a whistleblower coming forward last year, the club pleaded guilty to two breaches of the ECB’s directives.

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