Yorkshire County Cricket Club sack entire coaching staff

Wednesday 08th December 2021 08:44 EST

Yorkshire County Cricket Club have sacked the entire coaching team following the fallout from the Azeem Rafiq racism scandal. The departures include long-serving director of cricket Martyn Moxon and head coach Andrew Gale.

Moxon had been signed off from work due to a stress-related illness while Gale had been suspended pending a disciplinary hearing since 9 November. A new Director of Cricket will be appointed imminently, alongside a new coaching team which is being recruited.

Yorkshire say the total number of departures is 16, including six members of the backroom medical team provided by Pavilion Physiotherapy Clinic, and that an interim medical team is in the process of being appointed.

Lord Patel, Yorkshire chair, said: “Significant change is required at Yorkshire County Cricket Club and we are committed to taking whatever action is necessary to regain trust. The decisions announced today were difficult to make, but are in the best interests of the Club. Without making important changes to how we are run, we cannot move on from the past to become a culture which is progressive and inclusive.

“We are hoping to announce a new Director of Cricket in the coming days. We have a huge rebuilding job to do but we are confident that this heralds a step forward towards a brighter future”.

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