Yorkshire free to host international cricket again after members’ vote

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  • Members approve restructure at EGM after Azeem Rafiq scandal
  • County can now host New Zealand and South Africa this summer

Proposals to restructure the board of Yorkshire and enable the county to host international cricket again this summer have been overwhelmingly approved by members on a pivotal day in the history of one of cricket’s most famous clubs.

Yorkshire lost its right to host international matches in the wake of its handling of racism allegations brought against the county by the former player Azeem Rafiq. Kamlesh Patel was subsequently appointed as chair last November to help oversee structural, wholesale changes at the county but a proposed extraordinary general meeting to approve the changes had been cancelled on two separate occasions, while former chair Robin Smith had indicated he would vote against the reforms.

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Written by Aaron Bower
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/mar/31/yorkshire-free-to-host-international-cricket-again-after-members-vote under the title “Yorkshire free to host international cricket again after members’ vote”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.