Cricket-Yorkshire aims to be ‘beacon of hope’ for diversity, says Patel

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By Amlan Chakraborty NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Yorkshire County Cricket Club (YCCC) aspires to be a “beacon of hope” for diversity in English cricket, its chairman Kamlesh Patel told Reuters on Tuesday. The club was rocked by a racism scandal last year after Azeem Rafiq, a former England under-19 captain of Pakistani descent, alleged that he had been a victim of institutional racism at Yorkshire. Rafiq’s explosive testimonial before a British parliamentary committee led to a series of resignations and Patel was tasked with the job of helping the club navigate the crisis. “We learned from those mis…

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