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Yorkshire CCC racism scandal: How to watch the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee hearing

YORKSHIRE CCC: have been rocked by a racist scandal. Photo: Getty Images.

Former chairman Roger Hutton will be questioned by MPs while Rafiq is also due to appear before the committee.

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Rafiq will likely face questions over his calls for disciplinary action by Yorkshire CCC following their investigation which found he had been racially harassed and bullied. Hutton faces questions over the club’s handling of the case.

YORKSHIRE CCC: have been rocked by a racist scandal. Photo: Getty Images.

It remains unclear who from the Yorkshire management team will give evidence to MPs on Tuesday.

A press release on behalf of the DCMS committee said the Yorkshire witnesses were to “be confirmed”.

Mark Arthur, who resigned as chief executive last week, was on an initial list of attendees provided by the committee, along with county medical services director Wayne Morton, but neither was included in the Monday update.

Last week the committee, chaired by Tory MP Julian Knight, received a copy of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s report into its investigation into complaints made by Rafiq.

Professor The Lord Patel of Bradford OBE, Chairman of Yorkshire County Club, said: “We welcome the formal meeting of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee on Sport Governance, and I I will listen to the session with great interest to help understand the past and address the many challenges that have arisen.

“It is right that the issues initially raised by Azeem Rafiq, and the manner in which they were addressed, are properly considered by the Committee. We have provided the Committee with a copy of the full report, given its legal interest in the case.

“It is clear that we have mishandled this issue and the investigation has been flawed. Azeem’s testimony is an important moment and as a whistleblower he should be commended for speaking up. J I said from the start that we needed to listen and learn in order to create urgent change at Yorkshire Country Cricket Club”.

The hearing can be watched on Parliament Live TV and is due to start at 9.30am, with Rafiq first. To follow the meeting, Click here. Website images are generally archived, video archives can be accessed HERE.