Azeem Rafiq, whose allegations of racism plunged English cricket into crisis, is leaving Britain to protect his family from further abuse and intimidation.
Azeem Rafiq and Andrew Gale were among five current and former players reprimanded by the Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) for historical social media posts of a “racist” nature.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan told the BBC on Saturday he apologises to ex-teammate Azeem Rafiq if he was “responsible for any of his hurt”.
Former English cricketer Azeem Rafiq, who this week said he had lost his career to racism, admitted on Thursday he had sent anti-Semitic messages as a 19-year-old.
Former Yorkshire cricketer Azeem Rafiq fought back tears on Tuesday as he told British lawmakers about the “humiliating treatment” he received at the club.
Gary Ballance has admitted using a racial slur against former Yorkshire teammate Azeem Rafiq in a swirling row that has cost the county a host of sponsors.
Azeem Rafiq warned Yorkshire on Monday that his racism allegations against his former English county team will be revealed.