Azeem Rafiq’s courage shows Yorkshire and ECB what a real leader looks like | Barney Ronay

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While Rafiq spoke with bravery and honesty about his pain, Tom Harrison offered only evasion and self-preservation

It seems that Yorkshire County Cricket Club were right about Azeem Rafiq all along. He really is a natural-born leader. Just not in the way they’d hoped.

On Tuesday morning Rafiq sat for an hour and three quarters in the parliamentary committee room of the digital, culture, media and sport select committee. He spoke for most of that time, stopping occasionally to gather himself. In the process he delivered a devastating, fearlessly detailed description of institutional racism shared live and unedited with the British public.

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Written by Barney Ronay
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