BBC set to drop Michael Vaughan after racism allegations

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The former England captain is amongst the seven cricketers set to face disciplinary hearings later this year, following Azeem Rafiq’s complaints of institutional racism.

The charges meant that Vaughan could be dropped by BBC for upcoming India vs England series.

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Michael Vaughan Racism Row: As per a Daily Mail report, BBC faces intense pressure from within the organisation to stand down Michael Vaughan owing to the latest charges pressed against the former England captain.

Vaughan was charged in an independent investigation by the ECB and will face a disciplinary hearing alongside the likes of Matthew Hoggard, Tim Bresnan and Garry Ballance.

India Tour of England: Owing to RACISM row, BBC set to drop Michael Vaughan for India vs England Birmingham Test: Check Details

Rafiq alleged that Vaughan told him and two other players of Asian origin that there were “too many of you lot, we need to do something about it” before a match in 2009. Vaughan has strongly denied the accusation.

Vaughan was already dropped by BBC last year for a brief period following Azeem Rafiq’s allegations, missing the trip Down Under for the Ashes. He was taken off the air immediately in the aftermath and only returned in March this year.

India Tour of England: Owing to RACISM row, BBC set to drop Michael Vaughan for India vs England Birmingham Test: Check Details

India vs England Series: While BBC are yet to release a formal statement, a decision on the same is expected to be taken swiftly. Vaughan was set to be one of the main men behind the microphone for the India vs England series.

He is also part of ongoing England vs New Zealand series, with the third Test set to begin next week.

Vaughan is among seven others charged for Racism, but no criminal charges have been pressed. A Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) panel will conduct a hearing in September or October after ECB made its own investigation into the case.

The sanctions could very well include a warning or an unlimited fine alongside playing bans, suspension of selection eligibility for matches, and completion of education programmes. The CDC could also extend the punishment to denial of entrance to grounds for those found guilty.

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