Panesar at the centre of racist abuse allegations
Tuesday 14 November 2006
Monty Panesar was racially abused during England's match against New South Wales in Sydney on Sunday, England have confirmed.
A Sydney newspaper alleged that a member of the crowd called the Sikh spinner a "stupid Indian".
"We were asked to confirm if the incident took place and we have done," said a spokesman for the England and Wales Cricket Board. "We're not going to make an official complaint at this stage."
The spokesman also said that both Kevin Pietersen and Panesar were abused in England's opening tour match in Canberra last week.
Panesar was fielding on the boundary for much of Sunday's play and the newspaper alleges that a supporter shouted: "Give us a wave, Monty. You can't speak English you stupid Indian, I'll have to say it in Indian. What are you doing playing in the English side? You're not English."
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