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    Cricket privilege | The Queen at Oxford | Nightingale torment | Breaking the internet

    While it’s good to see the England team wearing anti-discrimination T-shirts (Ollie Robinson Twitter racism storm obscures ECB’s decades of inaction, 9 June), perhaps the England and Wales Cricket Board should be wondering why the whole team is made up of white players. There are thousands of black and Asian cricketers in the UK; what stops them making it into the national team? Perhaps not enough of them attend the private schools where many of the players of the last few years have been educated. Privilege wins out again.
    Andrew Walker
    Bradford

    • I am disappointed that Oxford students wanted to remove the Queen’s portrait (Report, 9 June) because it represents colonial history, rather than because it represents inherited privilege. Too close to home for some students?
    Bob Browning
    London

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