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Yorkshire agree to compensate Andrew Gale and Richard Pyrah over unfair sacking

image-l82wje7cAndrew Gale was sacked last year after Azeem Rafiq's racism allegations (PC: Twitter)

Yorkshire County Cricket Club (YCCC) have agreed to compensate former support staff members Andrew Gale and Richard Pyrah for their unfair sacking in December 2021. 

Former head coach Gale and bowling coach Pyrah were sacked unceremoniously along with 13 other staff members following former Yorkshire player Azeem Rafiq's racism allegations. 

The pair won their claim for unfair dismissal in June 2022 in court, following which the club came up with a compensation package.

Club's statement read: 

"On the 3rd December 2021 the Yorkshire County Cricket Club Limited took the decision to dismiss its coaching and medical staff. The club has acknowledged that its dismissals of that group of employees was procedurally unfair,"

"After meaningful dialogue between the club and the legal advisers acting on behalf of Andrew Gale and Richard Pyrah, the parties can confirm that acceptable terms of settlement have been reached. The financial terms of the settlements are confidential and no further public statement will be made about the terms."

The 38-year-old Gale played all his cricket in Yorkshire and was captain and coach during Rafiq's time with the club. However, Gale has denied allegations made against him by Rafiq. 

An all-rounder, Pyrah played for the County between 2004 and 2015 before joining the coaching staff.

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