English justice and some of its representatives have landed in hot waters ever since former Yorkshire player Azeem Rafiq made some serious allegations of racism. The incident has not only rocked the cricketing world, but has also inspired several players‘of colour’to reveal their terrible gests.

But who's Azeem Rafiq
whose claims has led to the abdication of several top officers?

Rafiq is a Pakistan-born former professional cricketer who moved to England in 2001. He came a member of Yorkshire’s justice academe and was named the captain of England Under-15 in 2006. He rose to success in a short span of time and starting entering accolades for his performances. In 2007, he came Yorkshire’s Junior Performer of the Time and in 2008, he entered a Brian Johnston Memorial Trust education.

Launch of career in elderly justice

In June 2008, Rafiq made his debut for Yorkshire’s First XI in a Twenty20 Cup match against Nottinghamshire. Since he did n’t have UK Passport, he'd to stay to get registered as domestic player. Meanwhile, he was given a special impunity by the ECB. Once his citizenship was verified, he inked a three- time deal with Yorkshire and began his elderly cricketing career as a home player.

U-19 Days

Rafiq soon made it to England Under-19 and was named the captain in 2009 during the England stint of South Africa. Latterly in the time, he led the English fledglings in a stint of Bangladesh and also in a stint of New Zealand in early 2010. His leadership and competitiveness was appreciated by the also- trainer Mark Robinson.

Ban by ECB

Latterly in 2010, Rafiq was indulged in a contestation as he was dropped from the side for amid-match curfew during a series against Sri LankaU-19. He also posted some distasteful tweets, targeting his new trainer John Abrahams but latterly deleted them. While the Yorkshire suspended him, he was slighted with a ban of one month from all forms of justice.

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Stint at Derbyshire

In 2011, he joined Derbyshire County Cricket Club on loan and played three County Championship games and spent quite a great time. He beheaded around 11 lattices before returning to Yorkshire. At the end of the season, he inked a 2- time contract extension with Yorkshire CCC after the club was relegated in the County Championship’s division one.

Return to Yorkshire

Rafiq was back to Yorkshire and was set to play the County Championship for the first time since 2010. Fellow incentive Adil Rashid was dropped and Rafiq fond a spot. He also led the club in six matches after regular commander Andrew Gale was injured. He came the youthful commander for the club and also, first player of the Asian origin to lead Yorkshire. The side won five off the six games
and made it to the final in which they lost to Hampshire.

By the end of the season, Rafiq was a star pantomime and Yorkshire had gained the Division One elevation. That time he picked up 26 lattices from 16 games.

After a atrocious stint, he'd to leave the county as he suffered a knee injury and confined his cricketing conditioning.

Alternate return to Yorkshire

Rafiq returned to Yorkshire to 2016 after prostrating the problem in his action and guiding completely in Dubai. He also sailed at new trainer of the platoon who happed to be his former captain, Andrew Gale. He was asked to play a Alternate XI match and also he made it to county’s First week the following week.

In 2016, he picked up 24 lattices, 15 of them in T20 Blast. In 2017, he was county’s leading gate- taker in One Day Cup. The ensuing time he was released by the club citing budget issue and also moved to Pakistan and played single first- class appearance in Quaid-e-Azam Jewel before featuring in minor county justice for Lincolnshire CCC.

Career Stats

In his short- gauged career, Azeem played 39 First class games and picked up 72 lattices. In 35 List A matches, he picked 43 lattices and has 102 raniums in 95 T20s.

Revelation of racism incidents.

He first spoke out in September 2020. Speaking in an interview with ESPN Cricinfo, he claimed that‘institutional racism’at the Yorkshire CCC had left his shattered and impelled him to take his own life. Rafiq claimed was prone to abuse and said that racist language, about his Pakistani background, was used for him during his stint at the club.
Yorkshire’s Response

In response to Rafiq’s claim, the Yorkshire CCC launched a‘ formal disquisition’. The ensuing time, it accepted that the cricketer was a victim of‘ ethnical importunity’, upholding 7 of 43 allegations.

The club, on October 28, stated that no functionary would face any correctional conduct. Chairman Roger Hutton said there was‘ inadequate substantiation’to justify the claims.


November 4, 2021 ECB suspended Yorkshire from hosting transnational games at its Headingley Stadium in Leeds.

November 5, 2021 Hutton abnegated and apologised‘unreservedly’to Rafiq.

Several other board members, including Yorkshire principal superintendent Mark Arthur, also stepped down.

Rafiq appears before MPs

On Tuesday, November 16, Rafiq appeared before a UK administrative commission to face questions from MPs.

His claims included that red wine was formerly strongly poured down his throat after he was projected down. This unfolded during his early playing days at a original club when he was 15 times old. He added that this was done by a by a former Yorkshire and Hampshire player.

“ I got projected down at my original justice club and had red wine poured down my throat, literally down my throat. The player played for Yorkshire and Hampshire. I ( also) did n’t touch alcohol until about 2012 and around that time I felt I had to do that to fit in. I was n’t perfect, there are effects I did which I felt I had to do to achieve my dreams. I deeply lament that but it has nothing to do with racism,” Rafiq said.

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In rearmost developments, Rafiq apologized Thursday after admitting to transferring antisemitic dispatches 10 times agone. British review The Times of London reported it has seen an exchange of dispatches that appear to have been transferred between Rafiq and another former cricketer, Ateeq Javid, and which contain disparaging commentary about an unnamed Jewish person.

Rafiq verified in a post on Twitter that he did shoot the dispatches and has “ absolutely no defenses.”

“ I'm shamed of this exchange and have now deleted it so as not to beget farther offense,"Rafiq wrote. “ I was 19 at the time and I hope and believe I'm a different person moment. I'm incredibly angry at myself and I apologize to the Jewish community and everyone who's correctly offended by this.

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