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Spinner Panesar 'suffered racial abuse'

17/11/2006 05:59:07 AM Comments (0)

Britain's Minister for Sport Richard Caborn says he will speak to his Australian counterpart about the racial abuse suffered by two English cricketers on the Ashes tour of Australia.

Spinner Monty Panesar, a bearded Sikh, was allegedly called "a stupid Indian" by a spectator during the tour match against NSW.

Panesar and South African-born batsman Kevin Pietersen were also abused in England's tour opener in Canberra.

"This is totally unacceptable and I'll talk to my colleague in Australia about the incident," Caborn said.

The Sports Minister is in the Indian capital for discussions about the 2010 Commonwealth Games to be staged in New Delhi.

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