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Nelson Mail - 2021-11-26

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Vaughan dropped by BBC

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Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan was dropped by the BBC yesterday because of his involvement in the racism controversy enveloping county club Yorkshire. Vaughan has been accused of using racially insensitive comments toward a group of players of Asian ethnicity in 2009 while they were at Yorkshire. Vaughan has denied the allegations and said his reputation has been ‘‘trashed unfairly,’’ calling it ‘‘the worst thing I have ever experienced.’’ The BBC, which uses Vaughan as a pundit, said it wasn’t currently appropriate for him to have a role in coverage of the upcoming Ashes series against Australia and for wider elements of the sport ‘‘while he is involved in a significant story in cricket’’.

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