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If we only think about racism in cricket Azeem Rafiq’s tears will have been wasted

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Days after Azeem Rafiq revealed the torment he faced as an Asian player, the situation at Yorkshire cricket club looks no better. His account, of being ostracised, of being referred to by the P-word and by names he kn...

Azeem Rafiq’s testimony should shine a light on racism in every workplace

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I spent some of the past summer at the Lord’s and Oval cricket grounds watching my beloved England and Pakistan play. When both teams play each other, I’m never going to be on the losing side. As is the case for many ...

Tell us: what does Azeem Rafiq’s testimony mean to you?

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In emotional testimony to the digital, culture, media and sport select committee, Azeem Rafiq talked about his experiences of racism, bullying and “inhuman” treatment he faced at Yorkshire cricket. We would like to he...

Azeem Rafiq’s courage shows Yorkshire and ECB what a real leader looks like

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It seems that Yorkshire County Cricket Club were right about Azeem Rafiq all along. He really is a natural-born leader. Just not in the way they’d hoped. On Tuesday morning Rafiq sat for an hour and three quarters in ...

Azeem Rafiq’s testimony on racism plunges English cricket into crisis

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English cricket has descended into crisis after Azeem Rafiq’s powerful testimony laid bare its institutional failings on racism, bullying and dressing room culture while also alleging a past drugs cover-up by Yorkshir...

Azeem Rafiq’s testimony exposes how power works in cricket – and in Britain

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In 2016 Azeem Rafiq returned to Yorkshire, the club and the county where – as we now know – he had encountered racist abuse and ritual humiliation since he was a child. On Tuesday morning in parliament the Conservativ...