Azeem Rafiq

Azeem Rafiq attends third day of Headingley Test as guest of Yorkshire

Azeem Rafiq attended day three of the Headingley Test between England and New Zealand as Yorkshire’s guest, returning to the ground for the first time since he went public with claims of institutional racism at the club.Rafiq enjoyed Saturday’s action from a balcony at the Pavilion End, having accepted a White Rose invitation to take in a game that was almost relocated at the height of the racism scandal set in motion by his whistleblowing.Nervous !!!! #ENGvNZ— Azeem Rafiq (@AzeemRafiq30) June 25, 2022Yorkshire’s right to host international fixtures was suspended by the England and Wales Cricket Board after Rafiq’s explosive,...
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Azeem Rafiq eyes ‘closure’ to Yorkshire racism scandal as ECB dishes out charges

Azeem Rafiq said he was a step nearer to “closure” after disrepute charges were brought against Yorkshire and “a number of individuals” over allegations of racism at the club, and the handling of those allegations.Rafiq said the process which led to the England and Wales Cricket Board announcing the issuing of charges on Wednesday had been “gruelling” for him personally, two years on from his initial allegations of racism and harassment across two stints at Yorkshire.He called for the hearings to take place in public, but given the ECB’s decision not to name those who have been charged that seems...

Yorkshire County Cricket Club: Can one of England's most iconic clubs change their culture after Azeem Rafiq fallout?

Shortly before the end of the season Yorkshire had chosen to release a statement confirming former all-rounder Azeem Rafiq had been the victim of "racial harassment and bullying" - on the same day as England's final test against India was called off at the last moment. A month later they then announced no one would be punished for their part in what went on.