A great friend who previously accused Yorkshire Cricket Club of making racist comments has found himself in trouble. The cricketer has been sanctioned for his old social media posts. Azeem has accepted the reprimand from the Cricket Disciplinary Commission (CDC).
Four more people are also included in the report. There are also former Yorkshire coach Andrew Gayle, Somerset seamer Jack Brooks and prominent women’s players Danny White and Eve Jones. The cricketers have breached ECB Directive 3.3 which deals with bringing the game of cricket into disrepute.
Great fellow on charges
In an old post by a great friend he commented on the Jew who was exposed by the CDC. The great friend stated: “This summer, I accepted a charge from the ECB regarding my apparently anti-Semitic social media posts from 2011,” Azim said.
“You will hear no complaints from me today about the CDC’s decision. It is deserved and I fully accept the rebuke. I want to reiterate my apologies to the Jewish community. I remain ashamed and embarrassed.” he added.
The England Cricket Board is in disarray
ECB It is going through chaos right now. This whole incident is tarnishing the game of cricket. We can expect a lot of controversies in the coming days as this issue is never going to end. England has begun de-racisting the sport by adopting an anti-discrimination code.
The ECB will hope their racist policy works. Azim Rafiq would not have even thought of such sanctions as the players were deeply saddened before. With the T20 World Cup just around the corner, stories like these could haunt the team ahead of the marquee event.
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