Moeen Ali has insisted “hand on heart” he has not experienced any racism during his time in English cricket following a welter of allegations.

Tuesday saw the England and Wales Cricket Board accused of “institutional racism” by former international umpire John Holder and aspiring official Ismail Dawood, who both feel non-white candidates have been unfairly prevented from becoming match officials.

The duo’s accusations follow allegations by Azeem Rafiq that he suffered racial discrimination playing for Yorkshire.

England all-rounder Moeen has previously alleged racial abuse by an unnamed Australia player during a Test match in 2015.

But Moeen said he had not encountered any prejudice in English cricket.

“I can honestly say, hand on heart, that I have never experienced anything like that,” he told reporters from Cape Town on Wednesday ahead of England’s white-ball series against South Africa.

“I always felt that if you were scoring runs or taking wickets you’ll play. I have now been playing for England for six years and always felt at home, always felt like one of the guys,” added Moeen, a practising Muslim.

“I am sure there are other guys who say they have and I am sure things have and will be done about it. The review is being done and the ECB are improving in all...

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