Azeem Rafiq calls to lift the ban on Yorkshire for hosting internationals

Azeem Rafiq has called for lifting the ban on Yorkshire to host international cricket as changes have been made in the right direction.

English Cricketer Azeem Rafiq said to lift the ban on Yorkshire from hosting international cricket over the handling of his racism allegations as the country club has been taking steps to bring changes in the correct direction.

Rafiq, the 30-year-old coming from Pakistani descent who had played for Yorkshire from 2008-14, told to the British Parliamentary that he suffered inhumane treatment in his time with the county. With the English and Wales Cricket board holding the county from having international at Headingley, It shook the English sports and cost Yorkshire sponsors.

Kamlesh Patel, the New Yorkshire Chairman, has assured “seismic change” after he took over from Rodger Hutton. Rafiq also mentioned in his daily mail column that it has been a whirlwind since he appeared in front of MPs almost two months ago, and what Yorkshire and Lord Patel have done to bring changes in the right direction.

Rafiq truly believes it’s the right time that Yorkshire should be given back the responsibility to host international cricket as it is “vital to the very survival”. This summer at Headingley, the people of Yorkshire should be given the pleasure to watch England play in Test and white-ball games. Yorkshire needs the support and help to proceed in the right direction as they willingly seem to do the right step.

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