Yorkshire CCC Admits Key Documents Deleted Related To Racism Row

image-leh4hp7pYorkshire have been accuses of key data deletion [Twitter]

In a big revelation, it has come to light that Yorkshire County Cricket Club have deleted major documents pertaining to the racism row that could seriously harm the interest of the game in the country.

Azeem Rafiq, who played for Yorkshire for more than 10 years, revealed last year that racism inside the club had tarnished his morale, and named several cricketers from the club who were involved in such activities.

As a result, the Yorkshire CCC removed a number of coaching and management staff and a panel was setup to investigate the disciplinary matter. In the wake of the incident, Lord Kamlesh Patel took over as the chairman of the club and introduced a number of new reforms.

"It has been reported in a number of news outlets that, in relation to the Cricket Discipline Commission inquiry, the club has admitted a charge of deletion of data and documents," a Yorkshire CCC statement read.

The statement added: "After a thorough independent investigation it was established that the deletion and destruction of documents date from a time period prior to the appointment of Lord Patel and relate to the allegations of racism and the club's response to those allegations. The club is not prepared to conjecture publicly as to why this occurred, who was responsible or the motivation for doing so."

The Club admitted that they accept the charge and there is no defence for it. 

 Former players and authorities have been questioned regarding the racism row, which includes Tim Bresnan, Matthew Hoggard, Gary Ballance, John Blain, Andrew Gale, and Richard Pyrah.