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Announcement: DCMS Committee to call in Yorkshire County Cricket Club Chair on Azeem Rafiq report

2 November 2021

The DCMS Committee will call in the Chairman of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Roger Hutton, following the club’s handling of a report which found that Azeem Rafiq had been a victim of racial harassment and bullying.  

MPs are expected to consider what actions should follow. Senior management from the club will also be invited to attend the session. 

DCMS Committee Chair Julian Knight MP said: 

“We are extremely concerned by recent reports about the lack of action against individuals following the findings. It's clear that Yorkshire County Cricket Club has questions to answer. We have monitored developments around the club's handling of the serious allegations made by Azeem Rafiq. We want to see much greater transparency from YCCC - it is time for them to answer their critics. We intend to call the Chair of the club before the DCMS Committee to give a much fuller explanation than we have had so far.” 

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