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Azeem Rafiq tells MPs that ‘inhuman’ racist abuse cost him cricket career

  • Rafiq says that no one in leadership stamped racism out
  • Azeem Rafiq gives evidence to MPs – as it happened

The former Yorkshire cricketer Azeem Rafiq has laid bare the full extent of his harrowing experience of racism in cricket during an explosive and emotional appearance in front of MPs.

Rafiq has been waiting for the chance to air his full allegations in the public arena and Tuesday’s digital, culture, media and sport select committee hearing offered him the chance to speak with the protection of parliamentary privilege – a freedom he used to issue a raft of previously unheard claims.

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