Azeem Rafiq

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Cut English cricket’s funding over ‘deep-seated racism’, government urged
A parliamentary inquiry into racism in cricket recommends the government should cut the sport’s funding unless the ECB shows it is serious about tackling the matter

Sean Ingle and Simon Burnton

14, Jan, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Look beyond a boundary to fix English cricket’s ills | Letters
Letters: Cricket clubs are no longer central to their communities, writes John Claughton; Martin Allen points out that in Australia, the game is still at the heart of youth culture; and Mike Stein raises the issue of inequitable funding

Letters

31, Dec, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Reporting on racism: ‘There are days it feels we are getting somewhere’
Three of the Guardian’s sports writers reflect on the role of journalism in bringing about change, on and off the pitch

Jonathan Liew, Barney Ronay and Jacob Steinberg

13, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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We needed Vaughan to talk about racism years ago, not when he is in the crosshairs | Jonathan Liew
Every day of silence on Azeem Rafiq’s experience was a missed chance to tackle a problem that has blighted English cricket

Jonathan Liew

01, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Joe Root in touch with Azeem Rafiq but reiterates he did not witness racism
Joe Root said he has exchanged messages with Azeem Rafiq but the England captain maintains he never witnessed any racist behaviour at Yorkshire

Chris Stocks

29, Nov, 2021 @12:49 PM

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Ashley Giles suggests Michael Vaughan should be given ‘second chance’
The England managing director has indicated he believes Michael Vaughan should be given a chance to be rehabilitated and resume his media career following allegations of racism made against him

Chris Stocks

28, Nov, 2021 @12:23 PM

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Monty Panesar: ‘My message to British Asian players is focus on your cricket’
Ex-England spinner on the Azeem Rafiq racism scandal, the highs and lows of being a cult figure and his own mental health battles

Jonathan Liew

28, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Yorkshire cricket is in disgrace but the fight to tackle workplace racism is nationwide | Charlene Brown
As someone who works with employers, I’ve seen how we can change our organisations, says diversity expert and MD Charlene Brown

Charlene Brown

27, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Cricket has made a start in tackling discrimination – it must see it through | Chris Grant
Though it has shied away from admitting structural racism, English cricket has acknowledged the need for wholesale reform. It’s a start

Chris Grant

26, Nov, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Tom Harrison calls racism scandal an ‘earthquake’ as ECB unveils action plan
ECB chief executive Tom Harrison has called cricket’s racism scandal the ‘shock’ that can accelerate change in the sport

Chris Stocks

26, Nov, 2021 @3:02 PM

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Counties delay ECB diversity blueprint in aftermath of Rafiq scandal
The England and Wales Cricket Board’s plan to improve inclusivity within the sport in the wake of the Azeem Rafiq racism scandal has been held up as counties dispute the timescale for making their boards and leadership teams more diverse

Exclusive by Simon Burnton

23, Nov, 2021 @9:44 PM

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The Spin | Ashes has lost focus with scandals engulfing ECB and Cricket Australia
After months of scandal, two already ordinary teams now look like something more tawdry and tarnished

Geoff Lemon

23, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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