人種差別の抗議の中でヨークシャークリケットボードに圧力がかかる

ロンドン The chairman of Yorkshire County Cricket Club (ヨークシャーCCC) されています summoned to the UK Parliament to answer questions over the club’s handling of allegations of “制度的” そして “風土病” 人種差別.

Former Yorkshire cricketer Azeem Rafiq made allegations of racism at the Yorkshire CCC in 2020, after which the club apologized to Rafiq in August and said that he was thevictim of inappropriate behaviour.
At least one player admitted to regularly using the term ‘P**iwhen talking to Rafiq, according to a report seen by ESPNcricinfo and detailed this week.
    The word is widely seen as a slur and used against people of South Asian and Middle Eastern origin in Britain.
      An independent panel looked into the claims on behalf of the club, and while the Yorkshire CCC issued an apology to Rafiq, nobody was disciplined.
        Azeem Rafiq, pictured here in 2016 playing for Yorkshire CCC, made allegations of racism at the club in 2020.

        Lawmaker Julian Knight called the situationone of the most repellent and disturbing episodes in modern cricket history.
        Given the endemic racism at Yorkshire County Cricket Club, I struggle to think of any reason whythe board should remain in post,” 騎士, chair of the DCMS select committee, 前記 Twitter上で.
          Health Secretary Sajid Javid said in a tweet thatheads should roll at Yorkshire CCC,” adding that the term usedis not banter.
          If @ECB_cricket doesn’t take action it’s not fit for purpose,” Javid 前記.
          A leaked report said that the player accused of racism was exonerated because it was seen that this was friendly, good-naturedbanterbetween the two players, ESPNが報告しました.
          Rafiq has accused the club of institutional racism and 前記 that the investigation into his allegations of racismlacked transparency and due process.
          ステートメント released in August, Yorkshire said: “There were many allegations made against the Club, most of which relate to a period more than 10 数年前. Many of the allegations were not upheld and for others there was insufficient evidence for the Panel to make a determination.
          It is right, しかしながら, to acknowledge from the outset that several of the allegations made by Azeem were upheld and that sadly, historically, Azeem was the victim of inappropriate behaviour. This is clearly unacceptable. We would like to express our profound apologies for this.
          CNN has reached out for further comment from Yorkshire CCC.
          The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said they had received Yorkshire CCC’s report into the racism and bullying allegations Azeem Rafiq made against the club.
          We are conscious about the length of time that Azeem has waited for resolution and the toll that must be taking on his well-being and that of his family. We are sorry that, as a sport, this has not yet been resolved,” 彼らは声明で言った.
            We will conduct a full regulatory process that is fair to all parties, but also ensure this happens as quickly as possible. これを達成するために, we have secured the services of a QC, along with other external investigatory support to upweight resource around our process. The ECB Board has also reaffirmed its commitment to further additional resource, should the investigation require it,” 彼らは付け加えた.
            We are aware that The Select Committee have called Yorkshire’s Chair, ロジャーハットン, to give evidence. その間, we will press ahead with our investigation,” 彼らは言った.

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