Yorkshire Cricket Foundation Chair, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, said: 

This morning trustees of the Board for the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation (YCF) were made aware of a number of concerning social media comments made by one of its trustees.

Given the seriousness of the issues raised, an urgent meeting was called with the YCF Board of Trustees in which it was agreed by all that the language used was both discriminatory and abusive in nature.

Across Yorkshire Cricket, our mission is to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone – discrimination of any kind cannot be tolerated.

During the meeting, the Board voted to remove the trustee from their position with immediate effect. As such, this individual is no longer associated with YCF or the wider Yorkshire Cricket family. I apologise on behalf of the YCF for any offence caused by these unacceptable posts.

Note to editors:

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation is the official charity and community arm of Yorkshire County Cricket Club.  It is a separate body from YCCC, both legally and in the Board who govern it.

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