Former Pakistan bowler Rana Naved-ul-Hasan has confirmed that he heard former England captain Michael Vaughan making racially insensitive comments to a group of Asian players at Yorkshire. Naved, who was the club’s overseas player at the time, was alongside Azeem Rafiq at Trent Bridge in 2009 when Vaughan is alleged to have said: “There’s too many of you lot, we need to do something about it,” as reported by ESPNCricinfo.
Rana and Azeem were among four players of Asian heritage in the Yorkshire squad at the time. Notably, on Thursday in his column in the Telegraph, Vaughan “completely and categorically” denied the allegations. However, Rana confirmed to ESPNcricinfo that he heard Vaughan make the comments and has reiterated his preparedness to provide evidence to any inquiry as required.
Rana Naved-ul-Hasan has confirmed to ESPNcricinfo that he heard Michael Vaughan making racially insensitive comments to a group of Asian players at Yorkshire
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) November 5, 2021