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Michael Vaughan temporarily steps down from commentary after racism allegations surface

Earlier today the cricketer turned commentator has expressed his decision to step down as a commentator in the light of the ongoing allegations related to him making racist comments ahead of a Yorkshire game in 2009.

Jishu Bhattacharya Written by: Jishu Bhattacharya @bh0592 New Delhi Updated on: June 29, 2022 12:51 IST
Michael Vaughan, commentator, BBC
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Michael Vaughan steps down as a commentator

Former English captain, Michael Vaughan has this habit of staying in news in some form or the other. Vaughan has often been criticized for his over-the-top views and opinions as he believes in speaking his mind. On many occasions, he has been adamant and has expressed that it hardly matters what other people think of him.India Tv - Michael Vaughan, commentator, BBC

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Vaughan stepped down from commentary duties after allegation charges surfaced

Earlier today the cricketer turned commentator has expressed his decision to step down as a commentator in the light of the ongoing allegations related to him making racist comments ahead of a Yorkshire game in 2009. Though Vaughan hasn't been quite expressive about the allegations that are being thrown at him, he has clarified that his decision to step down is related to the well-being of his family members.

The in-house diversity group of BBC has been very stern and has criticized the broadcaster for employing the former English captain as a commentator for the third Test against New Zealand at Headingley. A source confirms that the matter ignited after BBC Sport’s Black, Asian and minority ethnic group has shot an email to the staff calling it “totally inexcusable”.

India Tv - Michael Vaughan, commentator, BBC

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Michael Vaughan with Joe Root

Vaughan is believed to have made inappropriate and racist comments towards former player Azeem Rafiq.

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