More claims of racism in Yorkshire

Yorkshire has been suspended from hosting England matches by the ECB

The Yorkshire County Cricket Club launched an investigation after another former player alleged that he was subjected to repeated racial abuse at the club.

the Daily mailExternal link reports that the anonymous player, who is of Asian descent, said that a teammate once urinated on him.

It comes amid continued criticism of Yorkshire’s response to the findings of a report of “racial bullying and harassment” towards Azeem Rafiq.

Rana Naved-ul-Hasan became the second player to allege racism in Yorkshire.

On Friday, Yorkshire President Roger Hutton was one of the various board members to resign over the club’s response to the racism experienced by 30-year-old Rafiq.

Hutton told BBC Sport that there is no one at the club that I would “personally consider racist” but he admitted that his culture is “locked in the past.”

In the latest claims, the anonymous player said he faced racist abuse “both blatant and cunning” at the club in the early 2000s.

In a statement seen by the Mail, the player said: “There are many Asian cricketers like me who have ruined their careers, but have gone ahead and received the chin treatment. I salute you all as there can be no it was easy. “

Also on Friday, Hanif Malik and Stephen Willis left the Yorkshire board after an emergency meeting later that day.

Lord Kamlesh Patel of Bradford has been appointed Chairman and Chairman and says his goal is “to move this club forward and drive the change that is needed”.

In the meantime, the BBC said Former England captain Michael Vaughan would not appear on his BBC Radio 5 Live show on Monday after it was claimed he made a racist comment to a group of Asian players.

Vaughan was named in the Yorkshire report on Rafiq’s claims of racism during his time at the club.

He “completely and categorically denies” the claims.

Equality and Human Rights Commission requests report

The Equality and Human Rights Commission said on Friday it was investigating Yorkshire’s handling of the Rafiq case.

The organization’s executive director, Marcial Boo, said: “We have written to YCCC to request more information, including a full copy of their investigation report, to determine whether there has been a violation of the law. We will take action if this is the case.

“All employers have a duty to protect their employees from intimidation and harassment.”

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