Former England captain Michael Vaughan sees ECB racism allegations against him dismissed
Former England captain Michael Vaughan sees ECB racism allegations DELETE against himself… as he says allegations by Yorkshire’s Azeem Rafiq “brought him to the brink of falling out of love with cricket”.
Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan has seen ECB racism charges against him dismissed – and announced it on his own Instagram page.
Vaughan was accused of making a racist comment towards Asian Yorkshire team-mates Azeem Rafiq, Adil Rashid, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan and Ajmal Shahzad before a game in 2009.
It was alleged that Vaughan told them, “There are too many of you, we need to talk about this.”
However, the Cricket Disciplinary Committee dismissed the charges against 2005 Ashes winner Vaughan in a ruling released on Friday morning.
In a statement posted to his Instagram account shortly before the official verdict was released, Vaughan wrote: “At times this process has brought me to the brink of falling in love from cricket.
Michael Vaughan has seen racism charges against him dropped and revealed the news in an Instagram statement just before the official results were released
Azeem Rafiq was one of those Yorkshire players of Asian descent allegedly the subject of Vaughan’s comments in 2009
“I won’t go into the toll it has taken on me and my family, but I have no doubt it was incredibly stressful for everyone else involved as well.
“I hope that an inclusive healing process can now begin for you and Cricket.
“Now that the ECB’s charges against me have been dismissed, I would like to thank the panel for their careful attention in very difficult circumstances and thank everyone who has supported me through an incredibly difficult time in my life.”
Vaughan has always categorically denied using racist language.
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