Michael Vaughan dropped from Ashes by BBC and may be removed by BT Sport


  • Former England captain denies allegations of racist remark
  • BT Sport may switch commentary with Vaughan on Fox Sports

Michael Vaughan faces being completely excluded from Britain’s radios and television screens during this winter’s Ashes series because of his involvement in the ongoing investigation into racism at Yorkshire, after the BBC confirmed they had dropped the former England captain and BT Sport said they were looking into whether they could remove him from their commentary team.

Vaughan was accused by Azeem Rafiq of making a racist comment before a Yorkshire game in 2009, and though he has strongly denied doing so two other players, Adil Rashid and Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, have corroborated Rafiq’s version of events.

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Written by Simon Burnton
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