Michael Vaughan axed from BBC’s Ashes team after fallout from cricket’s racism scandal

, Michael Vaughan axed from BBC’s Ashes team after fallout from cricket’s racism scandal, The Evepost BBC News
, Michael Vaughan axed from BBC’s Ashes team after fallout from cricket’s racism scandal, The Evepost BBC News

Michael Vaughan has been axed from the BBC’s Ashes team amid the on-going fallout from cricket’s racism scandal.

The corporation announced on Wednesday it would not be “appropriate” for Vaughan to have a role in its coverage of the sport at the current time.

A BBC spokesperson said: “While he is involved in a significant story in cricket, for editorial reasons we do not believe that it would be appropriate for Michael Vaughan to have a role in our Ashes team or wider coverage of the sport at the moment. We require our contributors to talk about relevant topics and his involvement in the Yorkshire story represents a conflict of interest.”

, Michael Vaughan axed from BBC’s Ashes team after fallout from cricket’s racism scandal, The Evepost BBC News

Vaughan has strenuously denied allegations made by Azeem Rafiq that he used racially offensive language before a match between Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire in 2009.

More to follow…