Yorkshire Cricket club has admitted failure to address action against racism
English county side Yorkshire cricket club has admitted liability to four amended charges including a failure to address and take adequate action against racist and discriminatory language.
That’s the word from England & wales cricket board () earlier this morning
Yorkshire and a number of individuals were charged by the ECB in June after an investigation into racism claims made by former player Azeem Rafiq, who alleged in 2021 he had been a victim of institutional racism at the club.
The scandal rocked English cricket and led to numerous changes in coaching and administrative personnel at Yorkshire.
The ECB adds that Rafiq’s former teammate Gary balance, who played 23 tests for England before switching allegiance to Zimbabwe, also admitted liability for his use of racially discriminatory language,
balance has previously apologized to Rafiq in person for using racist language.
Both Yorkshire and balance will not be required to attend a hearing in London following the acceptance of the charges.
An independent panel of the cricket discipline commission, the body that handles disciplinary matters in the English domestic game, will hear the cases from March 1 to March 9.