According to ESPNcricinfo, the Department of Culture, Media and Sports continue to investigate the conflict between the Yorkshire County Cricket Club and Azim Rafik. We will remind that earlier the player has repeatedly stated about the presence of institutional racism in the club, referring to the management of the team, but this did not yield any results.
The DCMS ad hoc committee is now summoning Roger Hutton to testify in this case.
The conflict could escalate dangerously, as the Yorkshire County Cricket Club last week refused to take any action against the current players or team members. This happened against the background of one of the Yorkshire players taking accusations in their direction. Thus, it became obvious to everyone that the club was covering up racist sentiments in the team, which could lead to serious sanctions and restrictions.
DCMS selection committee chair, Julian Knight, said Hatton would be forced to “give a fuller explanation than he has so far”. Now Yorkshire will not be able to evade accusations, hiding behind the confidentiality of internal affairs. It remains to monitor the development of the situation and hope for prudence on the part of the guilty.