Michael Vaughan made racist comments to Asian players – Rana Naved-ul-Hasan

Former Yorkshire all-rounder Rana Naved-ul-Hasan has claimed that he heard former England captain Michael Vaughan making racially insensitive comments to Asian players at Yorkshire.

Vaughan was named in a report into Azeem Rafiq’s allegations of institutional racism at the county. However, he denied telling a group of players at the club that there are too many of you, we need to do something about it.

Former Pakistan pacer Rana, who played for the club, has confirmed that he heard the former England skipper making the comment. The 43-year old is ready to give evidence against Vaughan.

Speaking to ESPNCricinfo, Rana said: “I fully support what Azeem said and this has been the case with me as well.

“I never spoke about it because, as foreigners, we were temporary and somehow I managed to accept the way it is. So I just focused on playing cricket. I never wanted to jeopardise my contracts.

“At times I used to feel bad, but I decided to ignore it because I knew I was not going to live there permanently. But I know what Azeem went through.”