Yorkshire have pleaded responsible to a cost of destroying or dropping information and paperwork regarding allegations of racism made in opposition to the membership.
The ECB confirmed this week that Yorkshire had admitted 4 prices «including a failure to address systemic use of racist and/or discriminatory language over a prolonged period and a failure to take adequate action in respect of allegations of racist and/or discriminatory behaviour».
The membership confirmed the report on Thursday morning forward of subsequent week’s Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) hearings, the place a panel will hear disciplinary proceedings introduced by the ECB in opposition to Yorkshire and 7 ex-players.
«It has been reported in a number of news outlets that, in relation to the Cricket Discipline Commission inquiry, the club has admitted a charge of deletion of data and documents,» Yorkshire wrote to members on Thursday.
«The CDC proceedings are ongoing and, as such, we are limited as to what we can say at this time. However, we are writing to reassure members reading these reports to let them know that no personal data relating to members of the club was compromised.»
Yorkshire mentioned that following Lord Kamlesh Patel’s appointment as chair, «it was discovered that emails and documents, both held electronically by the club and in paper copy, had been irretrievably deleted from both servers and laptops and otherwise destroyed.
«After an intensive impartial investigation it was established that the deletion and destruction of paperwork date from a time interval previous to the appointment of Lord Patel and relate to the allegations of racism and the membership’s response to these allegations. The membership will not be ready to conjecture publicly as to why this occurred, who was accountable or the motivation for doing so.»
The club said that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the ECB were «knowledgeable of the place». The ICO took no action, while the ECB brought a charge «on the idea that the conduct (deletion/destruction) could also be prejudicial to the pursuits of cricket and/or which can convey the ECB and/or the sport of cricket into disrepute».
Yorkshire added: «The membership has admitted this cost, as there was no viable defence in these circumstances. We wished to let members know the place on the earliest alternative we have been in a position to and to allay considerations concerning the integrity of members’ information, which the membership believes is safe.»
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