Former England Captain Michael Vaughan He was acquitted of using racist or discriminatory language against a group of players, including Azeem RafikAfter a trial in London.

accused by Vaughan England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) made a racist comment about Rafiq, Adil Rashid, Ajmal Shahzad and Rana Naved-ul-Hasan before a hearing. Yorkshire game in 2009.

The 48-year-old quartet who led England in 51 Tests allegedly said.Those of Asian ethnicity: “There are so many of you, we need to talk a little bit about this.”

Vaughan, who declined to comment, has now been cleared of charges by the Cricket Disciplinary Committee (CDC) panel.

nine old Yorkshire The players were indicted at a CDC hearing in connection with Rafiq’s allegations of racial harassment in the county, with Vaughan being the only player to personally challenge his accusation.

Yorkshire pleaded not guilty to four charges in the case prior to the trial, while former British batsman Gary Ballance also admitted he was charged with using a racial slur against Rafiq.

Former players Andrew Gale, Richard Pyrah, Matthew Hoggard, John Blain and Tim Bresnan did not attend the hearing but denied any wrongdoing.

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