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Vaughan steps back from BBC amid Yorkshire racism scandal allegations



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England former captain Michael Vaughan has announced to step back from working for the BBC as the fallout from the Yorkshire CCC racism scandal continues.

Vaughan has been named in several reports as one of seven people charged ahead of hearings later this year, however, he has denied any wrongdoing.

Vaughan stated that he decided to step back from the role because of the well-being of his family.

“On numerous occasions, I have put on record my views on the issues concerning YCCC,” Vaughan said.

“It is always regrettable when commentary on matters off the field take the focus away from what’s happening on the field. In view of the ongoing dialogue on the subject, I have taken the decision to step back from my work with the BBC for the time being," 

“The key driver for this is my concern for the wellbeing of my family members and my wish to protect their family life. Stepping back temporarily is also in the interests of the game and I hope that it will minimise any difficulties for my work colleagues,” he added.

Earlier this month, English cricket’s disciplinary board announced a range of charges for the county and unnamed individuals for their role in Azeem Rafiq’s racism allegations.