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BBC chiefs decide to STICK with Michael Vaughan despite being charged by the ECB

BBC chiefs decide to stay with Michael Vaughan despite former England captain being charged by ECB for discrediting game over Yorkshire racism scandal

  • Michael Vaughan was accused of discrediting the game over the Yorkshire racism scandal
  • Sportsmail reported figures within the BBC that Vaughn should be resigned
  • The 47-year-old, former England captain, denies the allegations
  • The BBC has decided to stick with Vaughan with the case yet to be concluded

The BBC will assist Michael Vaughan despite his charge by the ECB for discrediting the game in connection with the Yorkshire racism scandal.

Beeb executives have been under pressure to remove the former England captain from their broadcasts until the matter is concluded. As a result, he would have missed the entire summer, as the disciplinary hearings will not take place until at least September.

But it is clear that Vaughan will remain on air and will be part of the BBC’s Test Match Special coverage for England’s third Test against New Zealand at Headingley, which begins this Thursday.

BBC executives have decided to stay with Michael Vaughan despite being charged by the ECB

BBC executives have decided to stay with Michael Vaughan despite being charged by the ECB

Sportsmail has also been informed that the 47-year-old will not be asked about ECB charges during the commentary.

Vaughan was indefinitely dropped by the BBC in November over accusations of racism by Azeem Rafiq, who claimed he told a group of Muslim players in 2009 that there were ‘too many of you, we need to do something about it’.

Vaughan was taken off the air when the allegations became public and did not return until March. He denies the allegations “completely and categorically.”

Vaughan was accused of discrediting cricket over the Yorkshire racism scandal

Vaughan was accused of discrediting cricket over the Yorkshire racism scandal

Vaughan was previously dropped by the BBC over accusations of racism by Azeem Rafiq

Vaughan was previously dropped by the BBC over accusations of racism by Azeem Rafiq

He was taken off the air when the allegations became public and did not return until March

He was taken off the air when the allegations became public and did not return until March

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