Yorkshire suspended from hosting Tests as ECB weighs in on Rafiq case

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  • Internationals and major matches at Yorkshire suspended
  • Gary Ballance also suspended from international contention

Yorkshire have been suspended from hosting international cricket and face the prospect of additional financial sanctions following the club’s botched handling of Azeem Rafiq’s racism allegations.

The England and Wales Cricket Board announced this unprecedented move on Thursday night in response to mounting political pressure, describing the issues raised by Rafiq as “abhorrent” and having led to “serious questions” about the club’s governance and management.

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Written by Ali Martin
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/nov/04/yorkshire-suspended-from-hosting-tests-as-ecb-weighs-in-to-azeem-rafiq-case-cricket-racism-scandal under the title “Yorkshire suspended from hosting Tests as ECB weighs in on Rafiq case”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.