My Views

From the Yorkshire Post, November 6th, 2021
Written by John Grogan

YORKSHIRE County Cricket Club is being branded as racist across the world which is not just damaging to the reputation of our beloved club but of our county as a whole.

At the heart of this story is a talented young cricketer who by the club’s own admission suffered from racist behaviour whilst playing for the team.

Yorkshire members want the best players striving hard to win trophies regardless of their background and the club’s board have failed in their basic task to make sure this happens.

Until the report is published in full and the culprits identified, a cloud hangs over all senior players at Yorkshire, some of whom may not have been involved.

The next AGM is not due until March which is too long to let this matter fester. The way things are heading, by then the ECB could have relegated the team to the County Championship’s second tier after withdrawing international matches.

In 10 days time the club will have to account for its actions before Parliament. I think there was little doubt that, as The Yorkshire Post editorial demanded (November 3), that Roger Hutton had to resign and new talent and ideas brought in.

The only question now is can any of the board survive? They should be calling an emergency general meeting rather than waiting for 400 members to organise to request one.