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Azeem Rafiq files race discrimination and harassment claim against Yorkshire

Cricketer alleges ‘racist dressing-room banter’ at clubComplaint also refers to on-field racist abuse of playerAzeem Rafiq has filed a legal complaint against Yorkshire, claiming direct discrimination and harassment on the grounds of race. The 29-year-…

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Second cricketer backs Azeem Rafiq’s racism claims against Yorkshire

Rana Naved-ul-Hasan says there was ‘systematic taunting’ The former Pakistan bowler played for Yorkshire in 2008 and 09A second cricketer has made allegations of experiencing racism at Yorkshire, with the seamer Rana Naved-ul-Hasan claiming “systematic…

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County cricket talking points: all to play for as T20 Blast comes to the boil

Every team will play three games this week as they try to book their places in the quarter-finalsBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogWith all sides having three matches left in the Blast, Nottinghamshire are the closest to securing a top-two slot …

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Dropped Yorkshire players ‘sat outside ground’ in hope of negative Covid result

David Willey among four players who missed T20 Blast matchCoach Andrew Gale ‘they were sat outside waiting for a text’Yorkshire were left without four senior players, including captain David Willey, for their T20 Blast match against Lancashire at Headi…

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Asian advisory body happy Yorkshire racism inquiry will be serious and fair

NACC confident Rafiq’s claims will get a transparent hearing ‘Azeem deserves this and the game deserves this’The National Asian Cricket Council is confident the inquiry into Azeem Rafiq’s allegations of “institutional racism” at Yorkshire will get to t…

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Former Yorkshire player Azeem Rafiq says club is ‘institutionally racist’

Rafiq says he was close to killing himself while at clubYorkshire now in contact with former off-spinnerYorkshire have been accused of being “institutionally racist” by Azeem Rafiq, with the former England Under-19s captain saying it left him close to …

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County cricket: Yorkshire v Lancashire, Surrey v Kent and more – live!

Live updates from Bob Willis Trophy matches across the countryLife will be never be the same for Crawley after his epic double tonFeel free to email Will, tweet @Will_Unwin or comment BTL 10.20am BST There was minimal action at Headingley yesterday but…

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County cricket: Yorkshire v Lancashire, Surrey v Kent and more – live!

Live updates from every game in the Bob Willis TrophyCrawley savours the feeling after his maiden Test centuryFeel free to email Will, tweet @Will_Unwin or post BTL 10.40am BST “Morning Will, Morning All,” says Gerrumonside.“Looking forward to the Rose…

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County cricket talking points: Essex beat Sussex to maintain 100% record

The only 100% record in the Bob Willis Trophy is held by the club who also fly the County Championship pennant By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogIn my mind’s eye, it’s always David Coleman in his staccato voice. “So Bill Beaumont, the simple que…

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Adil Rashid could be handed surprise England Test recall this winter

Spinner has not played first-class match for Yorkshire since 2017Selector Ed Smith believes Rashid may tour India and Sri LankaEd Smith, England’s national selector, believes Adil Rashid still wants to play Test cricket and insists his status as a whit…

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County cricket: Notts v Lancashire, Yorks v Derbyshire and more – live!

Updates from day two in the Bob Willis Trophy matches‘Others did less but got more’: a lost generation of black cricketersEmail Tanya, tweet @tjaldred or comment below the line 1.17pm BST SouthHove: Sussex 155-6 v Essex 1.07pm BST My BBC scorecard keep…

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County cricket: Notts v Derbyshire and more as Bob Willis Trophy begins – live!

Updates from around the grounds as delayed season startsCounty cricket returns with new rules and no spectatorsEmail Tanya, tweet @tjaldred or comment below the line 6.48am BST Some pitches for your delectation – at Chelmsford and then Chester le Stree…

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County cricket: Notts v Derbyshire and more as Bob Willis Trophy begins – live!

Updates from around the grounds as delayed season startsCounty cricket returns with new rules and no spectatorsEmail Tanya, tweet @tjaldred or comment below the line 6.48am BST Some pitches for your delectation – at Chelmsford and then Chester le Stree…

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Bob Willis Trophy: county cricket returns with new rules and no fans | Tanya Aldred

Four-day red-ball cricket returns with one-off tournament named after the much-loved England bowler and punditThis was going to be the year the Hundred booted the County Championship to the margins of the summer and took over the school holidays with i…

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The prime of Richie Richardson: one man and his West Indies sun hat | Andy Bull

If you were going to tell the history of cricket in a handful of objects, the purple, wide-brimmed hat would be one of themThere’s solace in the old clips, especially of cricket. It’s not that they’re all that comforting, as such – not if you followed …

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Sheffield Wednesday concerned about South Yorkshire police methods

• Club worried force can be too heavy handed at matches• Teenage supporter suffers head injury at Barnsley gameConcern is growing at Sheffield Wednesday about South Yorkshire police’s methods at matches following the shocking incident on Saturday when …

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Boy suffers head injury from police baton after Barnsley football match

South Yorkshire police investigates after video appears to show officer hitting teenagerSouth Yorkshire police have said they will hold a “full and open” investigation after a 16-year-old boy sustained a head injury after apparently bring struck by a p…

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Boy suffers head injury from police baton after Barnsley football match

South Yorkshire police investigates after video appears to show officer hitting teenagerSouth Yorkshire police have said they will hold a “full and open” investigation after a 16-year-old boy sustained a head injury after apparently bring struck by a p…

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Tom Kohler-Cadmore faces up to ‘stupid mistake’ as he rejoins Lions squad

• Batsman keen to educate others after Hepburn trial revelations• ‘I was 100% in wrong. I’ve had a U-turn in how I conduct myself’Tom Kohler-Cadmore accepts he was “100% in the wrong” to be part of the sordid WhatsApp group that emerged during Alex Hep…

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Cycling world championships in Yorkshire – in pictures

The UCI road world championships took place in the Yorkshire dales amid relentless rainAbout 1,400 riders from 90 countries competed in the UCI road world cycling championships, which ploughed through the Yorkshire dales, culminating in Harrogate. Cont…