Atiq uz Zaman reveals he was called ‘Samosa Seller’ in England
December 25, 2021 08:35 PM
Former Pakistan Test cricketer, Atiq uz Zaman has said he was targeted racially by a Lancashire County development officer named Paul Bryson.
Taking in a recent interview, Zaman said he had a meeting with Paul Bryson in 2006 for a coaching role, one of which was missed due to a car breakdown.
Atiq said that when I could not reach the meeting, Paul Bryson insulted me and later told me that a 'samosa seller' was spotted in Edgbaston, maybe it was you.
The former cricketer said that even later when he met Paul Bryson at Old Trafford, he looked at me with contempt.
Zaman said that when I tweeted last month, Lancashire called me and I informed the club officials about everything.
Atiq said there are many things that make Asian coaches and players feel unimportant.
After the statement of Yorkshire cricketer Azeem Rafique against the county club, people are now talking about racism, he said.
Zaman added that this is not just a matter of one county, it is happening in all countries.
It is pertinent to mention that Atiq uz Zaman, who went to play the game as a wicket-keeper batsman had represent the Pakistan national cricket team in one Test and three ODIs.