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Cricket-Yorkshire says all members of the coaching staff have left the club

Emerald Headingley Ground, home of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club is seen in Leeds
FILE PHOTO: Cricket – Emerald Headingley Ground, home of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club is seen in Leeds, England – Action image November 23, 2021 via Reuters/Carl Recine

December 3, 2021

LONDON (Reuters) – All members of Yorkshire’s coaching staff have left, including cricket director Martyn Moxon and coach Andrew Gale, the club said on Friday it vowed to take it back. trust and rebuild after being rocked by accusations of institutional racism.

First team coach and former captain Gale was suspended last month as part of an investigation into an alleged anti-Semitic tweet he sent in 2010 while Moxon was absent due to “illness related to stress”.

The departure follows allegations made by former player Azeem Rafiq, who is of Pakistani origin and a former England Under-19 captain.

Rafiq said he had been subjected to racist abuse and felt like an outsider in Yorkshire and even contemplated suicide.

The scandal has rocked British sport, costing Yorkshire sponsors and hosting British internationals, and embroiling some of the biggest names in British cricket.

Yorkshire, whose chief executive Mark Arthur stepped down last month, said in an upcoming statement it would appoint a new cricket director and a new coaching team was being recruited.

The medical team in the back room, provided by an outside clinic, had also left.

“Significant change is needed at the Yorkshire County Cricket Club and we are committed to taking whatever action is necessary to regain confidence,” said new chairman Kamlesh Patel.

“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.”

Patel said the club had “a huge rebuilding job to do” and was determined to learn from the mistakes made.

“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 involved in Yorkshire,” he added.

(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, Editing by Rohith Nair)

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