“It just shows that there is a lot of work we have to do in the game,” he said after several of the allegations made by Azeem were upheld by an independent investigation that YCCC commissioned last September.
What is deplorable is the club’s failure to fully resolve this matter before the Test; it does little to enhance its reputation and the positive work that it has done, over many years, to embrace players and spectators from BAME communities.
And, if it wants to better understand the hurt caused by its current approach, it should invite bowling legend and Sky Sports commentator Michael Holding to address all staff in the wake of his acclaimed book Why We Kneel, How We Rise. Let this be the last Headingley Test besmirched by racism – on and off the pitch.
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