Yorkshire Charged By ECB Following Azeem Rafiq Racism Row

Yorkshire Charged By ECB Following Azeem Rafiq Racism Row

Yorkshire and several others have been indicted by the England and Wales Cricket Board following a governing body investigation into how the county dealt with racist allegations made by the former player. Great friend. The ECB did not name any of the people involved in the statement issued on Wednesday. The board said the allegations stemmed from alleged violations of the ECB’s anti-discrimination code as well as players’ code of conduct.

The ECB said an independent panel of the Cricket Discipline Commission would now hear the cases, most likely in September and October, adding that it was standard for the panel to fully publish its decisions and written reasons. The process is.

Former Pakistan-born off-spinner Rafique first made allegations of racism and bullying in September 2020, relating to his two spells in Yorkshire.

Just over a year later, the club issued a statement stating that the retired player had been the victim of “racial harassment and bullying”, and that seven of his 43 charges had been upheld.

But the club later confirmed that no one would be disciplined, a decision that was met with widespread distrust.

Pressure mounted on Yorkshire, leading to a massive cleanup of senior boardroom personnel and coaching staff at Headingley headquarters.

Rafiq, who testified angrily before a committee of legislators about his treatment in November, said he hoped a hearing would be held soon.

“I hope all this means that no young player will go through such pain and alienation again,” he said.

“My priority would be to hold this hearing in public, but I hope we are at least close to a place where something close to me and my family will feel.”

Yorkshire said the club had received a report of the allegations.

“For clarification, the YCCC notes that the allegations relate to the allegations from 2004 to 2021 and that the club will need the cooperation of those who need to fully consider and respond to the issues raised during this time. For “the club said. In a statement

Former Yorkshire coach earlier this month Andrew Gail Won unjust dismissal claim, leaving the club facing the possibility of compensation.

The ECB had earlier warned Yorkshire that it was ready to remove England’s lucrative international matches from Headingley unless the club made changes.

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But that game, including the third Test against New Zealand next week and the one-day international against South Africa in July, has to go ahead as scheduled after the approval of the administrative reform package.

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