England cricketer Joe Clarke opens up about his involvement in a vulgar WhatsApp group

England cricketer Joe Clarke opens up about his involvement in a vulgar WhatsApp group

Joe Clarke's name recently came in discussion to be picked in England side.

Joe Clarke
Joe Clarke. (Photo Source: Joe Clarke/Instagram)

England uncapped batter Joe Clarke has opened up about his past “embarrassing” involvement in a vulgar WhatsApp group with convicted rapist Alex Hepburn. Back in 2017, the right-handed batter used the popular messaging app to be a part of the conversation for sexual conquests alongside his former Worcestershire teammates Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Hepburn.

While Hepburn was sentenced to a five-year jail after raping a woman, it came to light that the same female was involved in consensual sex with Clarke. The talented uncapped batter Clarke was not accused of any charges, but with his being named taken for the possible chance of including him in the England squad has resulted in fierce criticism from all corners.

It is a feeling of embarrassment really and I am feeling regretful for being part of it: Joe Clarke

“I have done a lot of reflecting. It is a feeling of embarrassment. I am regretful for being part of it. It is embarrassment and shame that I was involved in what was a terrible thing. It upsets me seeing it now so I completely understand why people get upset looking at it. It was completely wrong,” Clarke said in an interview with the Telegraph.

“It is not something I have forgotten about at all. Although I’ve not talked about it publicly I have had a lot of conversations in private with the club here and my family, with women that I am friends with. I’m happy I have the chance now and say how sorry I am for the involvement in all of it,” he added.

Clarke also had a message for that woman who was raped by his former teammate and he said that he let her down and failed to provide her safety. The talented batter also hoped that she has found the happiness that she deserves now and has managed to move on. Clarke also admitted that it had nothing to do with his name being considered for the national squad.