Yorkshire poised to find punishments following Azeem Rafiq racism scandal


Yorkshire are set to find subsequent week what punitive measures can be taken towards them after accepting 4 amended costs of bringing the sport into disrepute within the Azeem Rafiq racism scandal.

The membership didn’t contest the fees, together with a failure to handle the usage of racist and/or discriminatory language over a chronic interval, finally month’s Cricket Self-discipline Fee listening to.

Punishments vary from a factors deduction within the County Championship, One-Day Cup and T20 Blast to a high-quality, with a sanctions listening to to be held subsequent Wednesday, the PA information company understands.

Michael Vaughan was last month cleared of using racist language by a CDC hearing (James Manning/PA)
Michael Vaughan was final month cleared of utilizing racist language by a CDC listening to (James Manning/PA)

Gary Ballance additionally admitted utilizing racist and/or discriminatory language previous to the listening to however he introduced his retirement from cricket final week after relocating again to his native Zimbabwe.

The England and Wales Cricket Board introduced circumstances towards six extra former Yorkshire gamers – Michael Vaughan, Tim Bresnan, Matthew Hoggard, Andrew Gale, Richard Pyrah and John Blain.

Vaughan was cleared “on the stability of possibilities” of utilizing racist language in direction of Rafiq however the 5 others had been discovered liable of utilizing racist and/or discriminatory language by the CDC panel.

Solely Vaughan appeared on the public listening to to offer proof to the CDC panel, chaired by Tim O’Gorman, with Bresnan, Hoggard, Gale, Pyrah and Blain withdrawing from the method.

Among the people could attraction towards the responsible verdicts however their penalties – alongside that of Yorkshire and Ballance – are anticipated to be handed down subsequent week.



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