A cricket club had been docked 22 points for missing a match that clashed with Eid.
Gloucester AIW CC, one of the most UK’s oldest cricket golf equipment of South Asian starting place, attempted to arrange the match in opposition to Redmarley CC, however the opposing workforce have been not able to house.
The club have been then penalised for failing to turn up, whilst Redmarley CC have been awarded 20 points.
In a observation, Gloucester AIW CC described the incident as discrimination and stated it used to be ‘akin to asking other clubs to play on Christmas Day’.
They persisted: ‘The Gloucestershire County Cricket League (GCCL) and our fighters have been notified seven months in the past of a possible conflict with the Eid Festival, straight away as soon as the fixtures have been first made to be had in January.
‘The GCCL has a particular clause in its charter (offered this season) requiring suits to be rearranged, the place there’s a possibility of video games coinciding with Eid.
‘Gloucester AIW presented our fighters quite a lot of selection dates right through the common season to reschedule the sport together with any Sunday or one of the most 3 summer time Bank Holidays, in retaining with the method required via the league.
‘They failed to co-operate and refused to countenance any of the options offered.’
The club added that the GCCL Management Committee used to be saved ‘fully up to date’ at the state of affairs and have been ‘aware of the lack of progress’.
They stated: ‘Officials, on the other hand, refused to have interaction in any discussions and failed to answer our repeated requests for assembly on six separate events.
‘Instead, the Management Committee steered Gloucester AIW to both elevate a workforce and play on Eid, comparable to asking different golf equipment to play on Christmas Day, or face having the match conceded to our fighters.
‘With the fixture approaching on August 10, and with a heavy heart, further correspondences were sent to the GCCL on July 16 and August 6 highlighting to the League that their actions and threat to penalise our club meant that they were wilfully prepared to facilitate discrimination against Gloucester AIW, on the grounds of religious belief.’
Gloucester AIW CC will now be elevating the problem to the best ranges of the sport, including that they have been ‘left with no alternative but to make public this deeply upsetting and heart-breaking episode’.
GCCL chairman Brian Hudson stated the league, which each groups are part of, ‘operated in the terms of it’s regulations’ and added no additional remark.
While James Holland, chairman of Redmarley CC stated: ‘We have been or are not able to house league cricket out of doors of Saturdays.
‘We were just effectively unable to provide a competitive team on a date on a Saturday before the scheduled day.’