Rafiq vows to ‘tell the world’ about Yorkshire racism row

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Azeem Rafiq warned Yorkshire on Monday that his racism allegations against his former English county team will be “told to the world”.

Yorkshire last week released the findings of an independent panel report sparked by Rafiq’s allegations of racism and bullying.

The panel’s report upheld seven of Rafiq’s 43 allegations, and found there was “no question” he was subjected to racial harassment and bullying during his time at Yorkshire. However, it said there was insufficient evidence to find the club were institutionally racist.

On Monday, Rafiq appeared to hint he would not continue the dispute but not before sharing details of the allegations he made.

In a Twitter post, he wrote: “I always said to the leaders in our game their (sic) will be a point/morning where I wake when I just can’t take it anymore. “Not taking it anymore won’t mean I will leave it and walk away.

It will purely mean everything that has happened to date – from people being dishonest about what took place in return for positions/jobs, to attempts to create evidence – will be told to the world and let them decide whether YCCC is institutionally racist.”

Rafiq joined Yorkshire in 2002 and played for them in two spells from 2008 to 2014 and then 2016 to 2018. — AFP

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