Michael Vaughan reaction: Former England captain Michael Vaughan has been removed by the BBC from its commentary panel. This action has been taken on Michael Vaughan for making racist remarks. He was part of the commentary panel for next month’s Ashes series between Australia and England. Michael Vaughan has reacted to the BBC’s action. He has admitted that he is disappointed with this action. At the same time, he said that he wants to be part of the resolution of the issues.
Ex-Pakistan-born Yorkshire player Azim Rafiq has accused many big names of England cricket of racism. One of his claims was that during a county match in 2009, Vaughan told Rafiq and other Yorkshire players of Asian descent that there are too many of you, we need to do something about it. The 2005 Ashes-winning captain has denied the allegations.
On Wednesday, the BBC confirmed that Vaughan would not be part of the Ashes commentary panel. On the BBC’s action, Vaughan said on Instagram when he would miss commentary on the BBC, although he looked forward to sharing his analysis for Fox Cricket in Australia.
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Shane Warne, Allan Border, Mark Waugh and Adam Gilchrist Sharing a photo, Vaughan wrote, ‘Very disappointed to not do commentary for TMS on The Ashes and great colleagues Will miss working with more friends, but looking forward to doing commentary on Fox Cricket in Australia. The issues facing cricket are bigger than any individual matter and I want to be part of the solution, listening, educating myself and helping make it a more welcoming sport for all.’