The president of Yorkshire, Roger Hutton, has discontinue and “apologised unreservedly” implicit the club’s handling of Azeem Rafiq’s racism allegations.
“I would similar to instrumentality this accidental to apologise unreservedly to Azeem,” Hutton said. “I americium atrocious that we could not transportation enforcement members of the committee to recognise the gravity of the concern and amusement attraction and contrition.
“There has been a changeless unwillingness from the enforcement members of the committee and elder absorption astatine the nine to apologise and to judge [there was] racism and to look forward.
“During my clip arsenic chairman, I instrumentality work for failing to transportation them to instrumentality due and timely action. This vexation has been shared by each of the non-executive members of the board, immoderate of whom person besides present resigned.”
Hutton took complaint successful April past twelvemonth – aft the events successful question – but has travel nether expanding interior unit implicit his handling of the club’s effect implicit the past 14 months. He urged the enforcement members of the committee to resign “to marque mode for a caller way for the nine I emotion truthful much”.
On Thursday Yorkshire were suspended by the ECB from hosting planetary cricket and they look the imaginable of further fiscal sanctions. The ECB’s involution came arsenic Nike became the latest and astir high-profile sponsor to terminate a woody with Yorkshire.
Also connected Thursday the erstwhile Yorkshire and England skipper Michael Vaughan revealed helium has been accused of racism by Rafiq but powerfully denied the claim.