Soon after Rafiq made his claims that he had confronted racist feedback and remedy at Yorkshire county, the membership chairman Roger Hutton had introduced the establishing of a committee to probe into the allegations. But Rafiq mentioned he has no confidence within the investigation as a result of the individual heading the probe panel used to work for the membership chairman.
“The investigation was announced in the media that’s all I know and we don’t have confidence in the investigation. We have read statements but we don’t have confidence because the person appointed to head the probe used to work for him (Chairman Yorkshire CC),” Rafiq mentioned on the Cricket Baaz Youtube channel.
Rafiq, nonetheless, mentioned he’ll cooperate with the investigation as a result of it is vital to carry all the pieces on the desk to carry a couple of change within the system.
“The thing is the Yorkshire club has all the information for the last two years. I am feeling confident because I know I reported these things through the right channels,” he mentioned.
Rafiq migrated to England from Karachi and went on to captain the England U-19 staff, together with the likes of Joe Root, Joe Butler and Ben Stokes. He had claimed that he was “close to committing suicide” throughout his stint with Yorkshire as he felt like an outsider and misplaced “faith in humanity” after the membership turned a blind eye to his complaints of racist behaviour throughout his stint from 2016 to 2018.
The 29-year-old Rafiq mentioned the variety of messages of help he bought was proof that there’s a downside.
But when reminded that there have been a number of gamers of South Asian background within the England staff, Rafiq mentioned, “Definitely this isn’t an issue within the England staff however decrease down it’s a huge downside. The motive I’m doing that is extra importantly to assist the following era from racism if this occurs I’d be very pleased.”
He mentioned he was not saying that racism was there on a regular basis throughout his stint with Yorkshire however maintained that it was a deep rooted downside.
“Fortunately after I was captain, we had Jason Gillispie as our coach and he additionally belongs to a aboriginal background and in his presence the perpetrators didn’t get a voice within the dressing room.
“I’m speaking about my experiences in my second spell which lasted for 2 and half years and there was racism disguised as banter. I heard a variety of feedback like elephant washers, don’t sit over there, they (South Asians) scent.. they stink… like these.”
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