Yorkshire County Cricket Club accused of using racist terminology by former employee

EXCLUSIVE: Yorkshire County Cricket Club accused of using racist terminology by former employee – with Asian players referred to as ‘taxi drivers’ and ‘take out workers’

  • Former employee accused Yorkshire County Cricket Club of discrimination
  • Within the club’s charitable branch, Asians were called “taxi drivers”
  • Yorkshire has already had to apologize due to scandal involving Azeem Rafiq











A former Yorkshire employee accused the County Cricket Club of using racist terminology about Asian cricketers in the local community.

Taj Butt, who worked for the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation – the club’s charitable arm – from 2014 to 2017, said Sportsmail: “Within the organization, I found it very stereotypical and, in some extreme cases, racist as well.

“Regarding the development of cricket within the Asian community, they specifically asked me to organize cricket programs for ‘taxi drivers’ and ‘take out workers’.

Yorkshire County Cricket Club has been accused of racism within its charitable foundation

Yorkshire County Cricket Club has been accused of racism within its charitable foundation

“They didn’t think there was anything wrong with calling (Asian players) ‘Steve’, ‘taxi drivers’ or ‘take out workers.’

“They thought it was perfectly normal. I definitely suffered from institutional racism there.

Butt’s claims follow the racism scandal of Azeem Rafiq in Yorkshire who, after commissioning an independent report, apologized for ‘inappropriate behavior’.

The club have already had to apologize and are again accused of discriminatory behavior

The club have already had to apologize and are again accused of discriminatory behavior

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