Racism controversy involving Azeem Rafiq targets Yorkshire Chairman Kamlesh Patel with insulting letters

Yorkshire chairman Kamlesh Patel says he has been sent racist letters . Yorkshire chairman says he has been sent racist letters .

Following Azeem Rafiq's alleged racist harassment and bullying while playing for the county, Yorkshire chairman Kamlesh Patel said Thursday that he had been sent incredibly racist letters.Patel also admitted that if England were playing in Leeds again on the day Test cricket returned to Yorkshires Headingley headquarters, the county would have gone bankrupt.Rafiq, a Pakistan-born former off-spinner, first reported allegations of bigotry and bullying in September 2020, triggering a massive clearout of senior boardroom figures and coaching staff, which may have sparked a financial crisis for Yorkshire, according to BBC Radio.We have a very small but vocal community of people who do not agree that hatred was perpetrated at this club.I think we must move beyond this dismissal.

It certainly happened at this club, according to Pattel, 90 percent of members and people I see on the street and on the train have expressed appreciation for what you are doing and have been extremely encouraging.We also know there is misogyny, misogyny, corruption, and power imbalances.It was awful here.We had to adapt for the better, and I sincerely believe we are.Patel said, in simple terms, that Yorkshire would have gone bankrupt if they had been stripped of Test cricket as punishment.I believe we would have done it.