The president of the Essex County Cricket Club immediately resigned after an allegation that racist language was used at a board meeting in 2017.
John Frager resigned from his position following a board meeting Thursday night.
The Essex County Cricket Club said it does not tolerate discrimination of any kind and will immediately consider what additional steps the club should take.
Faraj vehemently denies the incident, but the reason why it was not fully and independently investigated will be reviewed at that time.
“There is no place for discrimination of any kind at Essex County Cricket Club,” said John Stephenson, the newly appointed chief executive of Essex cricket, who took over the club in October.
“This is a proud club of a zero-tolerance policy towards racism and any form of discrimination, and as the new CEO of Essex Cricket, I will not hesitate to uphold these principles and do away with any form of discrimination that comes to light.
“I only learned of this allegation on Thursday after I joined the club four weeks ago. The Board of Directors met last night [Thursday] During which John Frager’s resignation was accepted unanimously.
“We are committed to working with the England and Wales Cricket Board to eliminate discrimination in the game.”
This is the latest in a string of incidents engulfing cricket since the scandal involving the Yorkshire County Cricket Club erupted, in the wake of Azeem Rafiq’s Headingely’s institutional racism allegations.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said it had opened an investigation into the Essex incident after initially filing a complaint with the board.
But this was not the case when Rafeeq made his allegations against the Yorkshire side, as the original complaint was addressed with the boycott and not the ECB.
I found a review that the bowler was Victim of “racist harassment and bullying” While playing with the team but no one was punished, which sparked widespread criticism.
The club did not publish the full report, but a leaked copy indicated that the use of the “P-word” towards Rafiq came in the context of “friendly banter”.
Batsman Gary Balance I have since apologized For using racial slurs, but Michael Vaughan said so She denies saying anything ‘categorically and completely’ racist..
Rafeeq agreed to a Six digit sum From the Yorkshire County Cricket Club who vowed to “listen and change” in the wake of the scandal.
There was a lot of movement at the top of the club after the allegations.
Former president Roger Hutton has left the club, signing cricket director Martin Moxon for a “stress-related illness”.
First-team coach Andrew Gale is also currently suspended pending an investigation into unrelated offensive historical tweets.
England captain Joe Root referred to the investigation underway at his club on Thursday with a statement and a short press conference, by Mark Arthur resigned from his role as CEO later in the day.
The club faces an uncertain future after major sponsors cut ties and the European Central Bank Headingley suspended from hosting international matches.