Yorkshire remove entire coaching staff in wake of Azeem Rafiq racism investigation

Long-serving director of cricket Martyn Moxon and head coach Andrew Gale have left Yorkshire, along with the entire coaching team, the club have announced.

Moxon had been signed off from work due to a stress-related illness while Gale had been suspended pending a disciplinary hearing since November 9 as the fall-out continues in the wake of the Azeem Rafiq racism investigation.

Azeem Rafiq gave shocking testimony around his experiences of racism at Yorkshire.

A statement from Yorkshire read:

"We can confirm that Martyn Moxon, Director of Cricket, and Andrew Gale, First XI Coach, have left the Club today (3 December), in addition to all members of the coaching team.

"A new Director of Cricket will be appointed imminently, alongside a new coaching team which is being recruited."

Martyn Moxon (left) Andrew Gale (right) Credit: PA Images

Yorkshire say the total number of departures is 16, including six members of the backroom medical team provided by Pavilion Physiotherapy Clinic, and that an interim medical team is in the process of being appointed.

Lord Patel, Yorkshire chair, said: