DUNFERMLINE and Carnegie Cricket Club have removed one of its members from "all roles within the club" following an alleged incident at the weekend.

The McKane Park club issued a statement on their website on Sunday, in which they said it "does not condone racism in any form", after being contacted by a national newspaper following the second team's match with Tranent and Preston Village seconds.

The East of Scotland Cricket Association (ESCA) Division Six match, on Saturday, was ended with 10 overs still to play after, as understood by the Press, a member of the visiting team accused one of Dunfermline's side of making a racial comment.

It is understood that an anonymous source then contacted a national newspaper, who in turn contacted Dunfermline and Carnegie for comment, which then led to the club releasing a statement.

It said: "Dunfermline & Carnegie Cricket Club is and always has been a multicultural club which does not condone racism in any form.

"As the result of the seriousness of the allegation made, as a club we have taken the necessary steps and removed the individual concerned from all roles within the club."

The Presscontacted ESCA for comment, who said: "We are aware of an alleged incident and are awaiting full details.

"Any reported incident will be investigated in line with ESCA policies and Cricket Scotland Code of Conduct.

"We will not provide any further comment at this stage."

Last week, an independent review of cricket in Scotland found a total of 448 examples of institutional racism, with governing body, Cricket Scotland, failing 29 out of 31 indicators.

The review had been ordered following allegations made by former Scotland players, Majid Haq and Qasim Sheikh, in November, and the day before the report was released, the board of Cricket Scotland resigned.

In doing so, they stated: "We are all truly sorry and have apologised publicly to everyone who has experienced racism, or any other form of discrimination, in cricket in Scotland.”