Yorkshire CEO Paul Hudson's resignation on cards as sacked staff challenge wrongful axing

Aayush Mahajan

Aayush Mahajan

Author| May 13, 4:57 PM

PC: yorkshireccc.com
PC: yorkshireccc.com

As the Yorkshire County Cricket Club continue to recover from the racism charges laid on them after the Azeem Rafiq saga, the latest development pertaining to the case might further push them deep into the cracks.

According to a report of Telegraph UK, the acting chief executive of Yorkshire, Paul Hudson will likely relinquish the post sooner than later, with six sacked staff members challenging their wrongful axings at Leeds Employment Tribunal.

After Rafiq alleged racism during his stint with the county, Yorkshire CCC went through an overhaul, firing their entire 16-member coaching staff. 

Now that six-people group, comprising former head coach Andrew Gale, bowling coach Richard Pyrah, strength and conditioning coaches Ian Fisher and Peter Sim, second XI coach Ian Dews and academy director Richard Damms challenged the decision of their 'unjust' sackings; a private preliminary hearing was held last Friday (May 6).

Another hearing on the complaints will happen on June 9, while a proper case is scheduled for late autumn, reported Telegraph.

Notably, Yorkshire CC previously have settled the claims of two of the sacked members for a payout said to be between £500,000 to £750,000.

As Hudson is about to leave the role of the chief executive, Andrew Dawson will be his likely successor. The former filled in the reputed position after the then chief executive of the county, Mark Arthur, resigned following Rafeeq's distressing racism allegations.


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