Yorkshire Cricket Club sacks entire coaching staff after racism scandal

Yorkshire has sacked their entire coaching staff in the wake of the racism scandal that has rocked cricket (Image: Getty)

Yorkshire sacked their entire coaching staff after Azeem Rafiq . incident racist Scandal.

A statement released by Yorkshire CCC on Friday morning read: ‘We can confirm that Martyn Moxon, Director of Cricket and Andrew Gale, First XI Coach, has left the Club today, alongside with all members of the coaching staff.

‘The new Cricket director is about to be appointed along with a new team of coaches being recruited.

Azeem Rafiq’s allegations have had a serious impact on Yorkshire CCC

‘The medical team in the back room, outside services provided by the Pavilion Physiotherapy Clinic, have also left the Club. An interim medical team is also in the process of being appointed.

‘We thank everyone who left for their service. Further announcements will be made in due time. ‘

Yorkshire has faced huge criticism over Rafiq’s handling of allegations that he suffered racist abuse during two stints in the county, prompting several sponsors, including Yorkshire Tea , Tetley’s and David Lloyd Clubs ended their relationship with the club.

Cricket director Martyn Moxon became a celebrity leaving Yorkshire (Image: Getty)

Yorkshire has also been suspended from hosting England matches following accusations of racism made by Rafiq, while former British track and field athlete Gary Ballance, who admitted to using racial slurs against Rafiq, has also been suspended ‘indefinitely’ from international selection.

Responding to the departure of Lord Patel OBE, chairman of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club, said: ‘Significant change is needed at the Yorkshire County Cricket Club and we are committed to taking whatever action is needed. needed to regain trust.

‘The decisions announced today are difficult to take, but in the best interest of the Club.

‘Without making significant changes to the way we operate, we cannot go from the past into a progressive and inclusive culture.

‘We want to make the Yorkshire County Cricket Club a place for everyone, from all backgrounds. To do this, we need to rebuild our culture and spread positive values ​​to everyone associated with Yorkshire. We are determined to learn from our past mistakes to become a Club that people can trust.

The club hope to confirm a new Cricket Director in the coming days, with Lord Patel adding that he is ‘confident that this heralds a step towards a brighter future.’

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