Thirty six people reach out to Yorkshire's whistle-blower hotline

Azeem Rafiq during his playing days at Yorkshire
Azeem Rafiq during his playing days at Yorkshire
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As many as 36 people have contacted Yorkshire's new whistle-blower hotline since it was launched last week after the allegations of institutional racism made by former player Azeem Rafiq, the club said.

Rafiq, a player of Pakistani descent, last week testified before a British parliamentary committee and spoke of the discrimination he faced while at Yorkshire, saying that the sport in England was riddled with racism.

The independent reporting service, which was initiated by new Yorkshire chairman Kamlesh Patel, is being headed by QC of Littleton Chambers Mohinderpal Sethi.

“It has been confirmed that 36 individuals have emailed the hotline since it became operational on Monday, Nov. 15,” the club said in a statement.

“All communications received by the hotline are being reviewed, and Sethi's team will communicate directly with those who have made contact.

“The club is committed to transparency regarding the volume of contact to the hotline and will share updates regularly, initially weekly.” — Reuters



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