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Martyn Moxon, Andrew Gale among 16-strong exodus at Yorkshire

Moxon, Gale among 16-strong exodus at Yorkshire
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Yorkshire announces that director of cricket Martyn Moxon and head coach Andrew Gale are among 16 people who have left the club amid the racism scandal at Headingley.

Yorkshire has announced that 16 people, including director of cricket Martyn Moxon and head coach Andrew Gale, have left the club.

After former player Azeem Rafiq spoke out about his time at Headingley, a report found that "racial harassment and bullying" had occurred at the club.

Moxon, who has been on leave due to a stress-related illness, and Gale faced heavy criticism from Rafiq, while the latter had also been suspended as a result of an historical tweet being investigated.

However, Yorkshire has now revealed that a total of 16 people have departed the club, a decision made to bring about "significant change".

New chairman Lord Patel said in an official statement: "Significant change is required at Yorkshire County Cricket Club and we are committed to taking whatever action is necessary to regain trust.

"The decisions announced today were difficult to make, but are in the best interests of the club. Without making important changes to how we are run, we cannot move on from the past to become a culture which is progressive and inclusive."

The remainder of the coaching staff are also among the people who have been removed from their positions.

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