Daily Express

YORKSHIRE SLAMMED IN RACE ROW

- By Matthew Cooper

FORMER Yorkshire spinner Azeem Rafiq has demanded resignatio­ns after the county refused to acknowledg­e he was the victim of racism.

Yorkshire launched an inquiry last year after Rafiq claimed he “had a captain who was openly racist” and revealed that his experience­s left him on the brink of committing suicide.

The full report is yet to be released but yesterday a statement admitted that Rafiq was “historical­ly the victim of inappropri­ate behaviour” and chairman Roger Hutton has offered a “sincere apology”.

There was no mention of racism, though, and Rafiq believes those who did not respond adequately to his concerns when he first reported them in 2018, such as chief executive Mark Arthur and director of cricket Martyn Moxon, should no longer be involved at the club. He said: “Terming what went on as ‘inappropri­ate

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RAFIQ: Racism allegation­s

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