A Bolton cricket club has suspended a first team player saying it “will not tolerate any instances of discrimination.”

This comes after an as yet unspecified incident at the T20 final, with Horwich RMI Cricket Club having announced on Saturday afternoon that following a meeting of the club’s committee that morning a player has been suspended at least until the outcome of a league enquiry.

The club, which was crowned Bolton League Champions in 2021, has not named the player but has alluded to another cricketer who plays for a different club as being the apparent target of the ‘incident.’

A statement from Horwich RMI Cricket Club said: “Horwich RMI CC will not tolerate any instances of discrimination.

“Following an incident at the T20 Final, the club’s committee have met this morning.

“A first team player has been immediately suspended until the conclusion of a league enquiry.

“However, irrelevant of the outcome the club have cancelled the player’s registration with immediate effect and the player will no longer represent the club.

“The club would like to place on record our apologies to the player and club involved in this unacceptable incident.

Horwich RMI Cricket Club says that it will not be issuing any further comments.