Greg Ritchie’s ‘kaffirs’ remark ‘unacceptable’ says Cricket Australia

Source: The Guardian

The former Australia Test player Greg Ritchie has been criticised by Cricket Australia for making a racist remark at a lunch during the first Test with South Africa. Ritchie, a batsman who played for Australia between 1982 and 1987, used the word “kaffirs” when speaking at a lunch held by the Gabba Members’ Club on the first day of the first Test in Brisbane on Friday.

CA contacted Ritchie, who admitted making the comment, and he was reminded about the organisation’s anti-racism policy. CA has also stated it does not think it appropriate for Ritchie to speak at any of its international venues. The governing body has also been given assurances by Queensland Cricket and the Gabba Members’ Club that Ritchie is not due to speak at the venue for the remainder of the Test.


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