Sajid Javid says ‘heads should roll’ over Yorkshire cricket racism claims

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Yorkshire are facing the wrath of senior political figures over their handling of Azeem Rafiq’s allegations of racism at Headingley, with the club’s chair set to be questioned by the digital, culture, media and sport committee and Sajid Javid, the health secretary, calling for “heads to roll”.

Javid, the son of Pakistani immigrants, was among a group of MPs incensed by a report on Monday from ESPNCricinfo that revealed the club’s investigation into the issue – previously published only as a summary of findings in September – had concluded the repeated use of the word “Paki” by a senior player, who is still at the club, towards Rafiq was “in the spirit of friendly banter”.

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Written by Ali Martin
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/nov/02/pressure-grows-yorkshire-cricket-report-azeem-rafiq-roger-hutton under the title “Sajid Javid says ‘heads should roll’ over Yorkshire cricket racism claims”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.