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Yorkshire County Cricket Club and Report into allegations of racism

10 September 2021

DCMS Committee Chair Julian Knight has welcomed a decision by Yorkshire County Cricket Club to published further details of its investigations into allegations of racism at the club.

On Wednesday 8 September the DCMS Committee called on the Chief Executive of Yorkshire County Cricket Club to publish immediately its report into allegations of racism made by former player Azeem Rafiq.

DCMS Committee Chair Julian Knight MP said: 


“We welcome the decision by Yorkshire County Cricket Club to publish today further details of its investigation into allegations of racism following our call for its report to be made public. It is concerning that YCCC was not initially willing to publish its findings and had to be pressed into doing so.


Equally concerning is the lack of genuine contrition in YCCC’s statement. We now know that among the allegations upheld was harassment on the grounds of race following incidents of racist language used by former players and it being ‘regularly used’ by a coach. We need to know what action will be taken against those individuals involved.


It is critical that YCCC acts on recommendations made by its investigators and is seen to do so with the utmost transparency and speed.” 

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