Adil Rashid He said he was never pressured by them. Azeem Rafik supporting the claims Michael Vaughan He made racist comments during their time in Yorkshire.

The second day of the public Cricket Disciplinary Commission in London began on Thursday. the case of former England captain Vaughan after a short special in the morning.

A criminal complaint has been filed against Vaughan. England and Wales Cricket Board In 2009, in a T20 match for Yorkshire against teammates Rafiq, Rashid, Ajmal Shahzad and Rana Naved ul-Hasan for allegedly saying “there are too many of you”.

British bowler Rashid attended a disciplinary hearing in Bangladesh, where he was involved in the ongoing ODI series, via a video link, and was cross-examined by Vaughan’s lawyer, Christopher Stoner KC. Rafiq’s claims.

In an interview with the ECB shown at the trial, Rashid’s “close friend” Shahzad said he thought Rashid was being pressured.

But Rashid insisted in front of the CDC panel for over an hour: “No, no. As I said before, Azeem didn’t pressure me.”

Rashid first supported Rafiq’s claims about Vaughan’s alleged comment during an article he wrote in Cricketer on November 15 with journalist George Dobell.

When asked if Dobell was putting pressure on him, Rashid replied, “No, I wasn’t pressured.”

Vaughan is one of seven people indicted by the ECB but the only one expected to attend the CDC hearing and has denied the allegations.

During Rashid’s cross-examination, the British spinner was questioned as to whether the phrase allegedly used by Vaughan was exactly “there are too many of you, we need to have a word about it” or “there are too many of you, we”. I need to do something about it”, the Yorkshire player was adamant about what he heard.

“I actually have a very clear memory,” Rashid said.

“I think you already know the words. There are many of you.

“There are so many of you, you need a word, you have to do something about it. It’s a statement that there are too many of you.

As I said before, Azeem didn’t put pressure on me.

Adil Rashid

Rashid stated on June 22, 2009 that he was not taken by Vaughan’s supposed comments, but considered them “bad humor”.

Although Rashid couldn’t remember the outcome of the Nottinghamshire game at Trent Bridge or the weather that day, he recalled: “As soon as it was clear people were going to their seats, that’s when I remember being told.”

Vaughan’s lawyer, Stoner, cross-examined Rashid for more than an hour in two parts of the second day, and Rashid, 35, questioned Rafiq’s allegations that he had “memory failure” and why there were no WhatsApp messages between him and Rafiq.

“I’m deleting a lot of messages, it’s a natural thing to do,” Rashid said.

It was also revealed that Rashid and Rafiq became business partners after opening a fish shop together in October 2021, which closed a year later.

Rashid claimed in August 2020 that they signed the paperwork and got the keys “long before” anything about Rafiq’s racist allegations came to light.

He also denied claims by one of Vaughan’s witnesses, who was the former head of human resources for Elizabeth (Liz) Neto of Yorkshire, that they had given a speech in which Rashid said he was under pressure.

“I didn’t say that. I think he was confused by this situation,” Rashid said.

ECB attorney Jane Mulcahy KC filed suit earlier in the day, repeating the claim against Vaughan, saying that the ECB alleged that Vaughan made the alleged comment and thus “causing bias or discrediting to cricket”.

Vaughan’s lawyer later confirmed that 48-year-old Vaughan denied the charges and said the burden of proof was on the ECB.

Stoner said: “Mr Vaughan does not remember exactly what he said, but it is clear that the words used and the context used were unacceptable.

“Mr. Vaughan is adamant that he is not using them.

“There will be only one simultaneous document and one largely simultaneous document in this panel. The simultaneous document is Sky footage with the words spoken where the camera is close to the actors and broadcast.

“We say all of these images are inconsistent with anything undesirable being said. The largely contemporary document is Mr Vaughan’s autobiography and reference to that game and the fact that the four Asian players playing it are the beginning of things to come and good for Yorkshire cricket.

“The alleged comment was not said at the time and was not officially reported, including at the end of the game where it will be discussed even among friends.

“Actually, it was not mentioned by anyone for 11 years. Now, 14 years later, word for word.”

After lunch on Thursday, Refik was called to testify.

The 32-year-old was asked if he had discussed the alleged comment with anyone that day.

“No, I looked at Adil while the comment was being made and thought, ‘Did he really say that,’ but that wasn’t something that was discussed,” she said.

“It pissed me off back then, it pissed me off over the years, and it pisses me off today; he was my hero,” Rafiq added in 2009 when asked if he was too anxious to speak.

“From my point of view, as a young cricketer trying to chart my path, as we’ve seen, your life and career can be ruined when you speak up. Fear of this allowed me to speak.

“There is so much of this fear as a person of color. Ever since I spoke, it’s become very real.