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Chair responds to resignation of YCCC board members

5 November 2021

The Chair has given this comment in response to further resignations by members of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club board.

DCMS Committee Chair Julian Knight MP said:

“I welcome further resignations by YCCC board members following that of Roger Hutton earlier today and the appointment of Lord Patel as the new chairman.

“Despite these resignations, the club must be held accountable for its culture and how that impacted young cricketers and we, the DCMS Committee, will seek to do that.

“It is becoming clear that the club’s failure to tackle the racial harassment of Azeem Rafiq was part of a much deeper cultural problem, with other players now coming forward.

“Azeem Rafiq will appear before the DCMS Committee on Tuesday 16 November. We are in the process of confirming witness appearances by senior club officials and the former chairman.

“It is also our intention to speak in public or in private to the ECB to get a better understanding of their role and examine what the future might hold for YCCC.”

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