Michael Holding [Image-Sky Sports]
Michael Holding [Image-Sky Sports]

West Indies legendary player Michael Holding rebuked the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for failing to handle the racism matter with Yorkshire County Cricket Club (YCCC).

Recently in England cricket a series of racism allegations have come out in the public domain. After former Yorkshire player Azeem Rafiq alleged former England captain Michael Vaughan and club’s batter Gary Ballance for using racial slurs.

Yorshire racism row shakes the club

Ballance admitted the charges made against him but Vaughan denied to have used any racial abuse.

Azeem Rafiq. [Photo: Twitter]
The fact that out of the 43 allegations, seven were upheld by an independent report, according to a report published in English daily The Independent. But the club decided not to take any action.

Recently, ECB suspended Yorkshire from conducting a Test match after Azeem Rafiq’s allegations sparked round the globe.

Amid the racism row, Yorkshire chairman Roger Hutton resigned and the club’s first-team coach Andrew Gale has been suspended.

Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan (Image Credit: Twitter)

After his resignation, Hutton slammed ECB for not helping the club in their inquiry into Rafiq’s allegations.

ECB not hearing lower clubs problems, doesn’t work: Michael Holding

Holding also criticised the England board for not looking over the issues of its county clubs.

The ECB failed Yorkshire and they failed cricket. They are supposed to be the organisation that runs cricket in England. If you are the supreme court, for instance, and one of the lower courts has a problem and comes to you asking for help and you’ve said that’s not your business, that doesn’t work,” Holding was quoted as saying by The Sun.

England all-rounder Moeen Ali said that there are more stories related to racism which are yet to come in the public domain.

Moeen appreciated Azeem for speaking out about his problems and also said that he is trying to bring a change in the world.

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