Yorkshire appoints former club captain Gough as general manager | Cricket news


Yorkshire have appointed former England bowler Darren Gough as interim general manager to ensure stability, the club said on Monday after their coaching staff left last week amid allegations of institutional racism.
Yorkshire said last week cricket manager Martyn Moxon and coach Andrew Gale were among the club members who had left.
The departures follow allegations of racist abuse made by ex-Pakistani player Azeem Rafiq, with the 30-year-old saying he considered committing suicide after feeling like an outsider in Yorkshire.
Yorkshire said in a statement Gough was initially appointed until the end of the 2022 season, with overseeing the recruitment of a new coaching staff being his top priority.
“Like many, I have followed the way the club have handled recent allegations of racism with sadness and anger,” said Gough, who spent 15 years in Yorkshire over two spells and was also the team’s captain. .
“I want to play my part in rebuilding Yorkshire cricket and look forward to working with the group of exceptionally talented players here.
“I’m also aware of my larger responsibility to listen to everyone and make sure everyone associated with this club feels welcome.”
The scandal had rocked English sport, cost Yorkshire sponsors the right to host England internationals, and involved some of the biggest names in English cricket.

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