Yorkshire County Cricket Club sacks multiple staff members amid racism scandal

Written by Emily Phillips

“We can confirm that Martyn Moxon, Director of Cricket, and Andrew Gale, First XI Coach, have left the Club today, in addition to all members of the coaching team.” Yorkshire County Cricket Club said in a statement released today.

Moxon had been signed off from work due to a stress-related illness while Gale had been suspended pending a disciplinary hearing since November 9.

The total number of departures is 16, including six members of the backroom medical team provided by Pavilion Physiotherapy Clinic, and that an interim medical team is in the process of being appointed.

The club is aiming to appoint a new Director of Cricket in the next few days.

This is the latest development in the racism scandal that has hit the club, as former player Azeem Rafiq’s made explosive allegations of institutional racism against them.

Mr Rafiq recently gave harrowing testimony to the DCMS parliamentary committee.

Yorkshire Chair Lord Patel said: “Significant change is required at Yorkshire County Cricket Club and we are committed to taking whatever action is necessary to regain trust.”

More to follow.

Written by Emily Phillips

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