ALL Yorkshire first team considering talking to other clubs
ALL Yorkshire’s first team are considering asking for the right to speak to other clubs … with some unhappy with the treatment of coaches and medics and others, the association’s fearsome reputation may be tarnished due to the allegations of institutional racism of Azeem Rafiq
- Yorkshire’s first team plan to speak to other clubs
- Some players are unhappy with the treatment of coaches and doctors
- Others fear their reputation may be tainted by association with the club
- General manager Darren Gough hosted several video meetings with players
Yorkshire players are not expected to start cricket-specific training until mid-January following the massive sacking of the club’s coaching staff.
And The Mail On Sunday understands that the entire first-team squad are considering putting their names in correspondence asking for the right to speak to other clubs regardless of the current status of the contract.
A good proportion of gamers are said to be happy to stay, but staying in a group would avoid leaving individuals who wish to explore other opportunities feeling isolated.
The entire Yorkshire first team plan to speak to other clubs
Some are said to be extremely upset with the treatment of the coaches and doctors they were close to while others fear their reputations could be tainted by an association after former Yorkshire President Roger Hutton told a select committee last month that institutional racism existed in Headingley.
Recent events, which saw Darren Gough appointed chief executive of cricket, have left Yorkshire with a reduced staff and players who remain in the country with limited fitness programs.
While Joe Root, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow and Dom Bess are involved in the Ashes and Harry Brook, Jordan Thompson and Tom Kohler-Cadmore play overseas in the Twenty20 leagues, their UK-based teammates have been limited to yoga and fitness sessions. with outside specialists and was told not to expect net practice to start until the third week of January.
Former Yorkshire President Roger Hutton said institutional racism existed in Headingley
Darren Gough has held video meetings with Yorkshire players as chief executive of cricket
Gough held several video meetings with the Yorkshire players during his first 10 days on the job. An open call for candidates to apply for the vacant head coach position was launched on Friday, but that process will take weeks and rival First Class counties again collected bats and balls in November.
It is not just the lack of coaches that is delaying the organization of the net sessions as part of the current off-season program. They cannot take place at the professional level without the presence of physiotherapists and doctors.
Meanwhile, some of the 16 who lost their jobs or had their contracts terminated are taking legal action against the club. Former first-team coach Andrew Gale has filed a complaint with the labor court.
Former first-team coach Andrew Gale (above) files complaint with employment tribunal