Cricket player Qasim Sheikh felt his place on World Cup squad was ‘tokenistic’

A former Scotland international cricket player has told how his selection for World Cup qualifiers was “tokenistic” and he felt he was used as nothing more than a water boy. Qasim Sheikh told of his ordeal during his time in the sport following the report which said Cricket Scotland must be placed in special measures after 448 examples of institutional racism were revealed. Mr Sheikh, 37, told a press conference in Stirling on Monday he first suffered racism within the sport when he was just 15-years-old, and how “racism just seems to get brushed under the carpet”.

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