Adil Rashid Confirms Azeem Rafiq Recollection Of Michael Vaughan Comments On Asian Players At Yorkshire – Latest Cricket News


The racism controversy in England county club Yorkshire is not seeming to stop and now spinner England leg-spinner Adil Rashid has once again brought this controversy into discussions by supporting former teammate Azim Rafiq’s allegations. Rashid confirmed that former captain Michael Vaughan’s comments were aimed at Asian players. Rasheed, a member of the England team that reached the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup, said that he is ready to cooperate with any official investigation to investigate Rafiq’s claims.

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Rafiq has leveled allegations of institutional racism against Yorkshire. Vaughan was its former captain and Rashid still plays for it. He claimed that Vaughan had told a group of Asian players before a match in 2009 that their numbers were too many and that something had to be done. Rasheed was quoted as saying by ESPN Cricinfo, “I wanted to focus on my cricket and not do anything that harms the team, but I can confirm that Michael Vaughan made those remarks against Asian players.” Did it for the group.

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Earlier, former Pakistan fast bowler Rana Naved-ul-Hasan had also accused Michael Vaughan of using racist abuses against players of Asian origin. In the 2009 season, Naved was an overseas professional in Yorkshire with Azim Rafiq. Vaughan is alleged to have told Rafiq, ‘There are too many like you coming into the team these days. We have to do something about it. During that time there were a total of four players of Asian origin in Yorkshire’s team including Naved and Azim.

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