Cricket sponsors end association with Yorkshire over racism row

A general view of play during the LV= Insurance County Championship match between Yorkshire and Sussex at Emerald Headingley Stadium (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Professional services company Emerald Group has ended its sponsorship of Yorkshire County Cricket Club due to the team’s handling of a racism case with former player Azeem Rafiq, with other sponsors following suit.

Emerald has held naming rights to Yorkshire’s Headingley Stadium since November 2017. In a statement released yesterday (Wednesday), the company said it has taken the decision to remove its brand association with the club and the stadium.

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