Thirty six people reach out to Yorkshire’s whistleblower hotline

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Nov 22 (Reuters) – As many as 36 people have contacted Yorkshire’s new whistleblower hotline because it was launched final week following the allegations of institutional racism made by former participant Azeem Rafiq, the membership mentioned on Monday.

Rafiq, a participant of Pakistani descent, final week testified earlier than a British parliamentary committee and spoke of the discrimination he confronted whereas at Yorkshire, saying that the game in England was riddled with racism.

The unbiased reporting service, which was initiated by new Yorkshire chairman Kamlesh Patel, is being headed by QC of Littleton Chambers Mohinderpal Sethi.

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“It has been confirmed that 36 individuals have emailed the hotline since it became operational on Monday, Nov. 15,” the membership mentioned in a statement.

“All communications received by the hotline are being reviewed, and Sethi’s team will communicate directly with those who have made contact.

“The membership is dedicated to transparency concerning the amount of contact to the hotline and can share updates repeatedly, initially weekly.”

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Reporting by Dhruv Munjal in Bengaluru; Editing by Shrivathsa Sridhar

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