The Yorkshire Files Part 3 – The fight for justice

Photo 236382828 | Yorkshire Cricket © James Copeland | On 14th October 2021, 14 members of staff at Yorkshire CCC sent a letter to the club’s Board detailing their dismay at the manner in which allegations of racism being made by former player Azeem Rafiq were being handled.The signatories included coaching and medical staff. The men who signed it believed that[…]

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The Yorkshire Files Part 2 – Lord Patel and a club on the brink

Photo 236382828 | Yorkshire Cricket © James Copeland | On 5th November 2021 Lord Kamlesh Patel was appointed Chair of Yorkshire CCC following the resignation of former Chair Roger Hutton. Within days he would set in progress irrevocable actions that would define the future of Yorkshire CCC and affect the lives of all its’ employees. Hutton had resigned following the club’s[…]

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The Yorkshire Files Part 1 : Rafiq, Dobell and the search for truth

Photo 236382828 | Yorkshire Cricket © James Copeland | On the 13th of June, a book called “It’s not banter, it’s racism” by the former Yorkshire cricketer Azeem Rafiq will be published in the UK. This book matters because the events discussed in it have defined not only how many view the game of cricket today, but also the lives and[…]

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