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People need to be able to see what they can and cannot say. - Moeen Ali
Captain Eoin Morgan says that the racism scandal at Yorkshire County Cricket Club is as serious and relevant to England's team as any of their feats.
A report revealed that Azeem Rafiq, a former Yorkshire player, was the victim of racism harassment and bullying. However, the club denied it would discipline anyone.
Moeen Ali, England's all-rounder, said that he wasn't surprised by the scandal.
Morgan stated that his team "continued talking" with Morgan about the Rafiq case, which Morgan was referring to during the T20 World Cup.
Morgan said that Morgan's side will face New Zealand in Wednesday's semi-finals in Abu Dhabi.
Morgan was the captain of England, who won the 2019 50-over World Cup. They were also beaten in finals of the 2016 T20 World Cup.
He said, "We talk a lot about discrimination because there is a lot diversity in our group."
"After becoming a stronger side and having a larger platform, we feel confident enough to continue telling our stories.
"We are comfortable in our skins to not only play great cricket but also to be strong role models."
The scandal led to senior Yorkshire figures resigning, the club being banned from hosting international matches, and sponsors terminating their contracts.
Gary Ballance, an ex-england international footballer, has said that he was responsible to some of the racist comments directed at Rafiq. He also stated that he regretted his actions towards his "best friend in cricket" but did not believe or understand that Rafa had been suffering.
Lord Patel, the new chair of Yorkshire's club, praised Rafiq and said that he was brave. He also stated that he should never have been subject to what he had endured. The club has now resolved an employment tribunal with the ex-player.
Patel, a former member of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), was appointed Friday following the resignation by Roger Hutton. He claimed that the investigation was flawed and promised "seismic changes" at the club.
Yorkshire is investigating an additional allegation made by Irfan Amjad (ex-player at the academy) that he was racially abused as a 16 year-old by a staff member.
The Independent Commission for Equity in Cricket has launched a request for evidence from both the elite and grassroots cricket.
A survey online opens Tuesday, with submissions accepted until December 21st.
Morgan said, "With the Yorkshire uprisings, we've continued our conversation about them and how they might affect younger generations."
It is difficult to be at the forefront for change on and off the field. Particularly in the beginning.
"We are at one of these stages for Yorkshire right now. The group also discusses the larger picture and the enormous benefits that will be seen in the county.
England's T20 World Cup team includes Adil Rashid and Moeen, both of Pakistani descent and practising Muslims. Black players Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills and Tymal Mills were also included. Unfortunately, the tournament was halted early due to a thigh injury.
Morgan stated that his team can inspire cricketers of all backgrounds to believe they can represent England one day.
He said, "All of us want to be able share the dream we have always dreamt about as children and have so been so eager to achieve that dream."
"We want young children to see that, but also to see a way to get there.
"So, the things that we do during the World Cup and beyond are very significant."