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Vaughan racism allegations ‘word against word’, cricket hearing told

Michael Vaughan's lawyer said allegations of racism made against the former England captain by Azeem Rafiq are "word against word" at a hearing in London on Thursday.Pakistan-born Rafiq, 32, first went public with allegations of racism and bullying in September 2020, related to his two spells at Yorkshire County Cricket Club.He told British lawmakers in December 2022 the abuse he and his family had faced had forced him to leave the UK.Vaughan and fellow former Yorkshire players Matthew Hoggard, Tim Bresnan, John Blain, Andrew Gale and Richard Pyrah all face charges related to the use of racially discriminatory language.The case against Vaughan was heard by the Cricket Discipline Commission panel on Thursday's second day of the hearing.ECB lawyer Jane Mulcahy repeated the allegation that...