Azeem Rafiq was sent ‘physical’ threats after speaking out about racism in cricket | ITV News

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Azeem Rafiq has told ITV News that his family received threats of physical violence after he spoke out about racism in cricket.

The former Yorkshire County Cricket Club player prompted a major inquiry into abuse and discrimination in the game after making claims of institutional racism at the club.

Today parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee published a report which concluded that racism in cricket was “deep-seated”.

Rafiq welcomed the report, but said he had faced a backlash for blowing the whistle.

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