Yorkshire fined £400,000 and docked points over cricket racism scandal

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  • £300,000 of fine suspended for a period of two years
  • Club docked 48 points from County Championship total

Yorkshire have been fined £400,000 and given a 48-point deduction in this year’s County Championship by the ECB’s Cricket Discipline Commission as a result of allegations of racism and discrimination at the club over a 17-year period. The club will not appeal against the decision, bringing to an end the turmoil provoked when Azeem Rafiq first made public his experiences at the club in September 2020.

The club admitted four charges, with separate fines levied for each. The mishandling of their initial report into Rafiq’s experiences brought an £80,000 fine; the deliberate mass deletion of emails and documents relating to that report brought a £50,000 fine, and both for repeatedly failing to act upon allegations of racist behaviour, and for failing to address “the systemic use of racist or discriminatory language” between 2004 and 2021 they were fined £135,000.

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Written by Simon Burnton
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/jul/28/yorkshire-fine-points-deductions-over-racism-scandal-cricket under the title “Yorkshire fined £400,000 and docked points over cricket racism scandal”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.