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After racial row, ex-cricket coach sues Yorkshire
After the racism row with Azeem Rafiq, Andrew Gale sued Yorkshire for firing him without cause. Gale was 38 years old. He was one of 16 staff members who lost their jobs after Rafiq’s racist comments were made public. He filed a lawsuit with other fired employees. Plus, Ian Dews was the second-team coach. On May 23, Judge Joanna Wade said that they had “good reason” to complain. If the club and the former employees can’t come to a deal. So another court will decide how much compensation to give. Thus, Yorkshire could have to pay out massive amounts.
Wade said, “The plaintiffs’ claims that they were fired unfairly are true.” “Remedy and other worries are heard, but not dealt with.” Before becoming head coach, Gale played for Yorkshire from 2004 to 2016, the last year as captain. He was fired on December 3 because of a tweet he sent in 2010. An England and Wales Cricket Board investigation into the racism claims against Rafiq. It made him think about killing himself, has not been made public. Because of what Rafiq said, important board members and coaching staff at the county’s Headingley headquarters in Leeds, including Roger Hutton, Mark Arthur, and Martyn Moxon, were fired in a very public way.
Gale said at the time, “So I’m surprised by the choice.” I’ll go to court to try to change the decision, since the players knew about it before I did. The ECB threatened to move England international games away from Headingley if changes weren’t made. These games will go on as planned, including the third Test against New Zealand this month and an ODI against South Africa in July. Also, in March, Yorkshire’s members voted in favour of new chairman Kamlesh Patel’s changes to how the club is run.