Azeem Rafiq’s tribunal against Yorkshire takes place on June 16 after the former England U19 captain accused the county of institutional racism
- Azeem Rafiq’s lawsuit against Yorkshire takes place on June 16 16
- Ex-England U19 captain accused county of institutional racism
- Rafiq has filed a claim for discrimination and harassment based on race
Azeem Rafiq’s lawsuit against Yorkshire will take place before a separate inquiry into his allegations of institutional racism at the club is completed.
The Leeds Labor Court will hear the former England Under 19 captain’s claim for discrimination and harassment based on distance race for two days, starting June 16.
Rafiq also claims to have suffered victimization and harm as a result of his efforts to tackle racism during his time as a playing staff at Headingley.
Azeem Rafiq’s Judicial Trial against Yorkshire takes place on June 16 in Leeds 16
The 30-year-old went public last August, but the investigation was delayed when his legal team objected to the “independence” of certain panelists.
Speaking about the investigation, which will run for several months until 2021, Rafiq’s lawyer Asma Iqbal said: “At best, the delay is tone deaf when former players, coaches and umpires bravely come forward about their terrible experiences.
At worst, it reflects fear of the possible findings of the investigation and the impact they could have on the labor court. By not acting quickly and decisively, you only risk legitimizing racism.’
A Yorkshire spokesman said: “It has been very important to the investigative team, panel and club that this process is carried out carefully and thoroughly.”
Former England U19 captain has filed a claim for discrimination and harassment on the basis of race