Yorkshire Cricket Club removes coaches

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Yorkshire County Cricket Club is separating from its entire coaching staff following a racism scandal within the club. A decision which has come after the disclosure of player Azim Rafiq.

With our correspondent in London, Mary Boda

English cricket is institutionally racist “. These are the words of Azim Rafiq. He played eight seasons with the Yorkshire club which is now the subject of an independent investigation.

Last month, Azim Rafiq told British lawmakers that he had received insults related to his Pakistani origin. He describes a toxic environment with tears in his eyes. Martin Moxon and Andrew Gale, both former players who have become directors and coaches, are condemned by the athlete and have just been sacked.

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In all, 16 members of the North England team are stepping down. a decision” hard to take The president of the club, Lord Patel, says. He wants to turn the pages and gain confidence. A new director should be appointed early next week. Yorkshire can no longer host matches and has lost its biggest sponsors.

For some of its players, these departures are unfair. Some are threatening to resign in protest.

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