Michael Vaughan gets suspended by the BCC on the grounds of Racial Allegations against Azeem Rafiq

Michael Vaughan suspended by the BCCI on the grounds of Racial Allegations against Azeem Rafiq

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has been suspended by the BBC on the grounds of racial allegations against Azeem Rafiq made before the County Championship match in 2009. Dan Roan, BBC’s Sports Editor, announced the news via Twitter as the organization stressed it was taking such allegations seriously.

Following Azeem Rafiq’s allegations, Rana Naved-Ul-Hasan, who featured for Yorkshire at that time, backed them up. The former Pakistan cricketer told ESPN Cricinfo he heard Michael Vaughan making racial comments.

The BBC released a detailed statement saying that they will not oversee these allegations made by Vaughan. The renowned media house took immediate action by suspending the escalating presenter on Monday’s episode of the Tuffers and Vaughan Show to maintain the integrity of the program.

A BBC spokesperson said, “The BBC takes any allegations of racism extremely seriously. The allegation against Michael Vaughan pre-dates his time working for the BBC, we were not part of the investigation conducted by Yorkshire County Cricket Club and we have had no access to the subsequent report. We have made the editorial decision that Michael won’t appear as a presenter on 5 live’s Tuffers and Vaughan Show on Monday. The show focuses on discussions around current cricketing matters and given his personal involvement, we need to ensure we maintain the impartiality of the program.”

Michael Vaughan completely denies the allegations imposed on him

Michael Vaughan who also writes a column for telegraph wrote that the investigation reports alleged that he told Rafiq & two other players that they were ‘too many of you lot, we need to do something about it.’

However clearing his stance, Michale Vaughan completely denies making any racial comments. Vaughan said that there is no such evidence against him & the allegations are difficult to digest. Although the 47-year old sympathized with what Rafiq had gone through, he confidently stated he had not made the ‘you lot’ comment.

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