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Michael Vaughan seeks compensation for legal expenses and loss of income after racism allegations

Former England captain Michael Vaughan is prepared to take on the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) once again, this time in a battle to recover more than £500,000. Vaughan had spent a significant amount to clear his name of racism allegations and cover the loss of income he suffered during the ordeal. On April 10, 2023, the Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) declared Vaughan not guilty of using racist comments towards Azeem Rafiq and three other Yorkshire players, after a ten-month investigation.

Vaughan has reportedly held initial discussions with the ECB regarding the reimbursement of his legal fees following the dismissal of the allegations. However, the governing body has stated that the matter needs to be resolved through the Cricket Discipline Commission.

According to reports from Mail Sport, a hearing is scheduled for June 27 in London, coinciding with the day when Yorkshire’s punishment will be determined after admitting guilt to four counts of misconduct related to the issue. Despite having the option to sue the ECB for damages in the High Court, Vaughan is instead attempting to rebuild relationships after being ostracized from the game for nearly a year.

Following the accusations made by the ECB in June, the 48-year-old cricketer experienced a significant loss of income. Additionally, BBC Sport suspended his role as a pundit on Test Match Special, and he faced the termination of various contracts with commercial partners.

Meanwhile, Yorkshire County Cricket Club is facing potential points deductions in the County Championship, T20 Blast, and One Day Cup, along with a fine, after admitting guilt to four charges brought forward by the ECB.

One of the allegations made in March this year was related to the destruction of evidence concerning Rafiq’s discrimination claim against the club. However, several individuals who were employed by the Yorkshire County Cricket Club at the time have questioned the guilty plea, asserting that records were not intentionally deleted.