England Cricket Board clears former captain Michael Vaughan’s name from “racism case”

The Cricket Discipline Committee (CDC) of the ECB has cleared former England skipper Michael Vaughan of the charge of defaming the sport for allegedly using racial and/or discriminatory language prior to a Yorkshire encounter in 2009.

The CDC decision was released on Friday morning after the case against Vaughan and five other former Yorkshire players was reviewed earlier this month. Vaughan, however, announced the dismissal of the allegations against him in advance on Instagram.


He wrote: “Now that the ECB’s charge against me has been dismissed, I want to thank the panel for their careful attention in very difficult circumstances and to thank all of those who have given me their support during an incredibly difficult period in my life.”