Former England captain Michael Vaughan indicators a brand new two-year contract with the BBC after agreeing to return as a pundit on Take a look at Match Particular with ECB racism prices towards him dismissed
- Vaughan is now set to return to the BBC this summer time for his or her cricket protection
- He was accused of telling Yorkshire team-mates ‘there’s too a lot of you lot’
- The 48-year-old was then cleared of allegations of racism by the ECB in March
Michael Vaughan has signed a brand new two-year contract with the BBC after agreeing to return as a pundit on Take a look at Match Particular this summer time.
The 2005 Ashes-winning captain was dropped by the BBC 18 months in the past after being accused by Azeem Rafiq of claiming “there’s too a lot of you lot, we have to do one thing about that” to a few Asian gamers earlier than a Yorkshire recreation in 2009.
Vaughan made a short return to the airwaves in the beginning of final summer time, however stood down after being charged by the ECB with bringing the sport into disrepute final June.
The 48-year-old was cleared of the cost in March by the unbiased Cricket Self-discipline Fee panel, which discovered “vital inconsistencies” within the proof of his accusers.
Vaughan’s BBC contract expired in the course of the interval of his suspension, however the company are understood to have supplied him a brand new long-term deal earlier this week following talks that concerned the director-general, Tim Davie.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan has signed a brand new two-year contract with the BBC
Azeem Rafiq was a kind of Yorkshire gamers of Asian descent who was allegedly the topic of Vaughan’s feedback in 2009
However Vaughan was finally cleared of allegations of racism by the ECB again in March
Along with radio commentary for Take a look at Match Particular Vaughan will even seem as a visitor on the BBC’s night TV highlights programmes, beginning with the one-off Take a look at towards Eire at Lord’s subsequent month earlier than the five-match Ashes sequence, which begins on June 16 at Edgbaston.
Vaughan’s two-year deal additionally contains masking England’s defence of the 50-over World Cup in India this autumn as subsequent summer time’s house Take a look at sequence towards West Indies and Sri Lanka.
Whereas the BBC’s help for Vaughan has wavered all through the Yorkshire racism listening to he returned the backing of Fox Sports activities in Australia, who employed him as a pundit in the course of the 2021/22 Ashes sequence Down Beneath and on the T20 World Cup final yr.