ECB vows to punish abusive coaches after independent Yorkshire panel found evidence of racist abuse following Azeem Rafiq complaints
- Yorkshire’s independent panel found evidence of racist abuse by two coaches
- The finding that will lead to disciplinary action by the governing body.
- CEO Mark Arthur also finally resigned on another tumultuous day
The ECB has vowed to take disciplinary action against any individual found guilty of racist behavior by the independent Yorkshire panel on another tumultuous day for the crisis-stricken county, in which Chief Executive Mark Arthur eventually resigned.
ESPNcricinfo reported Thursday that the panel found evidence of racist abuse by two Yorkshire coaches as part of the seven complaints filed by Azeem Rafiq that were confirmed, a finding that will lead to sanctions by the ECB.
The governing body has already signaled its intentions by suspending Gary Ballance from international cricket pending a formal disciplinary hearing after he admitted calling Rafiq a “P ***,” and the coaches implicated in the scandal will also face action.
Mark Arthur was the last member of the Yorkshire executive to retire on Thursday.
While they have yet to be identified, Rafiq is expected to reveal names when he appears before the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport selection committee next week.
Arthur is the latest member of the Yorkshire executive to resign after President Roger Hutton resigned last Friday and cricket director Martyn Moxon left for health reasons earlier this week.
The panel found evidence of racist abuse by two coaches after Azeem Rafiq’s complaints