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Darren Gough admits Yorkshire players ‘still have questions’ over racism scandal

Darren Gough says Yorkshire players still want questions answered following the racism scandal that plunged the White Rose county into crisis.Yorkshire started their 2022 season on Thursday as the opening day of their County Championship fixture against Gloucestershire at Bristol got underway.Interim managing director of cricket Gough was present as Yorkshire took to the field for the first time since their handling of Azeem Rafiq’s allegations of racism and bullying was widely criticised.Yorkshire chair Lord Patel has overseen sweeping reforms after being parachuted into the post and 16 members of staff, including first-team head coach Andrew Gale and director of...
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Joe Root endured a lot of unfair criticism as England captain, Darren Gough says

Darren Gough believes Joe Root’s resignation as England captain has come after a lot of unjust criticism.Root announced on Friday he would be stepping down after five years as skipper following a poor run of results.England have won just one of their last 17 Test matches and lost series in Australia and the West Indies over the winter.Yet while those statistics may be poor, former England paceman Gough feels it is unfair for people to blame results on a player who, on a personal level, has continued to perform exceptionally well.Root, 31, led England in 64 Tests and oversaw 27...
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Gary Ballance misses start of Yorkshire’s season as Darren Gough oversees change

Gary Ballance is poised to miss the start of Yorkshire’s county campaign as he prioritises his mental health, according to the club’s interim managing director of cricket Darren Gough.Ballance, who featured in 23 Tests for England between 2014 and 2017, came under enormous scrutiny last November as he confessed to using racist language towards former Yorkshire team-mate Azeem Rafiq.While Ballance was suspended indefinitely from England selection as part of the sanctions handed down for Yorkshire’s mishandling of Rafiq’s racism claims, Gough revealed the batter will stay at the club.It is hoped Ballance will return to the fray at some point...
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Darren Gough eyes a big challenge at Yorkshire and aims to ‘rebuild a culture’

Darren Gough plans to rebuild a culture in his new role as Yorkshire’s interim managing director of cricket.Former England paceman Gough is initially in post until the end of the 2022 season.Gough’s appointment comes at a time of huge turbulence for the county when their handling of Azeem Rafiq’s allegations of racism and harassment were widely criticised.Yorkshire County Cricket Club today announces the appointment of Darren Gough as Managing Director of Yorkshire Cricket on an interim basis, initially until the conclusion of the 2022 season #OneRose— Yorkshire CCC (@YorkshireCCC) December 6, 2021The crisis that engulfed the county led to chairman...
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Joe Root backs ‘passionate’ Darren Gough to make impact at Yorkshire

Darren Gough’s appointment as Yorkshire’s new director of cricket has been given the seal of approval by the England Test captain, Joe Root. The former fast bowler was on Monday confirmed as the county’s managing director of cricket following a mass cull of backroom staff last week, an act of bloodletting that represents the most drastic response yet to the racism crisis engulfing the club. A total of 16 coaching and medical personnel were sacked on Friday, including the previous director of cricket, Martyn Moxon, and the head coach, Andrew Gale.
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Darren Gough returns to crisis club Yorkshire as new managing director

Yorkshire have confirmed the interim appointment of Darren Gough as the county’s new managing director of cricket. The former England paceman is initially in post until the end of the 2022 season, Yorkshire said. His appointment comes at a time of huge turbulence for the county. Their handling of Azeem...
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Darren Gough appointed as managing director at Yorkshire after mass departures following racism scandal

Yorkshire have confirmed the interim appointment of Darren Gough as the county’s new managing director of cricket.The former England paceman is initially in post until the end of the 2022 season, Yorkshire said. His appointment comes at a time of huge turbulence for the county.Their handling of Azeem Rafiq’s allegations of racism and harassment were widely criticised and led to chairman Roger Hutton and chief executive Mark Arthur standing down.Yorkshire County Cricket Club today announces the appointment of Darren Gough as Managing Director of Yorkshire Cricket on an interim basis, initially until the conclusion of the 2022 season #OneRose— Yorkshire...
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