Rafiq’s remark on Twitter comes an afternoon after Yorkshire batsman Gary Ballance mentioned he regretted the usage of racist language in opposition to his former teammate.
A number of sponsors have ended their partnerships with Yorkshire following an impartial document into allegations of racism made by way of Rafiq.
Yorkshire mentioned ultimate month that they wouldn’t take motion towards workers, gamers or executives following the document, which discovered Rafiq have been a sufferer of racial harassment and bullying in his first spell on the county from 2008-14.
Rafiq and senior Yorkshire executives had been referred to as to present proof ahead of a parliamentary Virtual, Tradition, Media and Recreation (DCMS) panel on Nov. 16.
“I am not intending to mention very a lot till the make a selection committee listening to later this month. On the other hand, I sought after to fret this isn’t in reality concerning the phrases of sure folks,” Rafiq mentioned on Twitter.
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“That is about institutional racism and abject screw ups to behave by way of a large number of leaders at Yorkshire County Cricket Membership and within the wider sport. The game I really like and my membership desperately want reform and cultural trade.”
Rafiq, a participant of Pakistani descent and a former captain of the England Underneath-19s, mentioned ultimate 12 months he was once made to really feel like an intruder at Yorkshire and pondered taking his personal lifestyles.
Ballance, who performed 23 checks for England, had described Rafiq as his “highest mate in cricket” in a remark on Wednesday and mentioned that at the pitch they “supported every different very much”.
“It’s been reported that I used a racial slur and, as I informed the impartial enquiry, I settle for that I did so and I be apologetic about doing so,” Ballance added.
“To be transparent – I deeply be apologetic about one of the crucial language I utilized in my more youthful years.”