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Nike axes Yorkshire deal in wake of racism row as club faces ECB sanctions

Azeem Rafiq bats for Yorkshire in 2016. (Photo by Daniel Smith/Getty Images)

Sports brand Nike has become the latest sponsor to end its association with Yorkshire County Cricket Club, as the club faces additional sanctions in the wake of its mishandling of racism allegations by former player Azeem Rafiq.

Nike signed with Yorkshire in March as the supplier of the men's and women's teams kits across all formats of the game in a four-year deal, from 2021 to 2024.

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