Yorkshire County Cricket Club have awarded a benefit next season to long-serving all-rounder Richard Pyrah.
The 29-year-old from Dewsbury made his debut for the county in 2001 and made his 100th appearance for Yorkshire in one day cricket in June 2013, against Middlesex at Headingley.
The England and Wales Cricket Board has declined to add to previous statements about the disciplinary process facing Andrew Gale, amid reports that he is to be charged with a racist offence.
Yorkshire captain Gale was banned for his team's final two LV= County Championship matches of the season, under mandatory disciplinary procedure, following his on-field spat with Lancashire batsman Ashwell Prince at the start of this month.
When he was subsequently kept away, at the behest of the ECB, from Yorkshire's trophy celebrations after they won the title for the 32nd time at Trent Bridge last week, the governing body clarified the situation in a press release.
Amid reports of a racist element, one expected to be strenuously denied by Yorkshire and their captain, the ECB declined to add to last Friday's statement.
"After an incident at the recent LV=CC match between Lancashire and Yorkshire, the England and Wales Cricket Board made a formal complaint to the cricket discipline commission (CDC) about the conduct of the Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale.
"On receipt of this complaint, the CDC has decided to convene a disciplinary panel hearing to consider the matter.
"The ECB will not make any further comment until the disciplinary process is concluded."
The Daily Telegraph reported today that the case will centre on Gale's alleged use of the term 'Kolpak', in a heated exchange with Prince - and whether it can be construed as racist.
A 'Kolpak' cricketer is one born overseas but free to play on a domestic contract under the laws of the European Union.
Yorkshire have won their first Cricket County Championship in over a decade after they defeated Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.
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After qualifying for the quarter finals of the Royal London One Day Cup with victory yesterday against Derbyshire at Scarborough, Yorkshire will turn their attentions back to the race for the County Championship crown.
They take on Sussex in Scarborough and a win would see them edge a little closer to their first Championship title since 2001.
John Shires reports:
Yorkshire bowler Oliver Robinson has had his contract cancelled by the LV= County Championship leaders due to "a number of unprofessional actions".
The 20-year-old paceman is yet to make his first-class debut but did feature seven times in this season's Natwest T20 Blast, taking six wickets with an economy rate of 9.52.
"The Yorkshire County Cricket Club have today announced that Oliver Robinson's contract has been terminated with immediate effect due to a number of unprofessional actions," read a statement on the county's website.
"No further comment will be made by the club."
Yorkshire have built a big lead going into tomorrow's final day of their County Championship match against Middlesex at Scarborough. Skipper Andew Gale's unbeaten 126 helped Yorkshire close the day on 400 for 5 in their second innings.
The second Test between England and Sri Lanka gets underway at Headingley on Friday - with plenty of local interest.
Yorkshire batsmen Joe Root and Gary Ballance will be looking to maintain the splendid form they showed in the first Test at Lord's, while the Yorkshire back room staff are hoping for a big payday.
Chris Dawkes reports:
Yorkshire's Liam Plunkett is set to make his first appearance in an England shirt since 2007 against Sri Lanka at Lord's.
He joins fellow Yorkshire player Gary Ballance on a teamsheet which includes debuts for Sam Robson, Moeen Ali and Chris Jordan.