Michael Vaughan, the former England captain was dropped from the comm. team of BBC. It was because of his words to Azeem Rafiq during a Yorkshire match. However, the former skipper will return for the England’s first test match of this summer. He will cover that test match and continue to cover the Ashes later on.
Michael Vaughan was accused of saying
“There’s too many of you lot, we need to have a word about that”. To Rafiq during a Yorkshire match in 2009. He was dropped from BBC’s Test coverage after he was charged with bringing the game into disrepute, triggering outrage on various social media platforms.”
Michael Vaughan in social media posted that
“The outcome must not be allowed to detract from the core message that there can be no place for racism in the game of cricket, or in society generally. I remain keen to help bring about positive change in any way that I can,” . Vaughan posted on social media at the time of his verdict.
After a nine month investigation England’s Cricket Discipline Commission decided that Michael Vaughan made that comment on his innocence. Many people demanded a strong punishment for the racist comment he made.
He is going to be part of the broadcasting panel for England’s first home Test match against the Irish players. Following this match, he will be covering The Ashes as well for the media. The Ashes are going to begin on June 16th. Australia will face the Indians in the World Test Championship Final before Ashes.