The ECB laid charges against Yorkshire and seven of the club’s former players in June last year. After prolonged wrangling, the CDC hearing was held in public earlier this month, although Vaughan was the only individual to appear in person to defend himself. Yorkshire admitted the charges against them, as did Gary Ballance. The other five defendants Mathew Hoggard, Tim Bresnan, Blaine, Gale and Pyrah denied the charges but the CDC of ECB found them guilty. Micheal Vaughan has been cleared of charges against him.
Sanctions are due to be decided at a later date and all of the defendants have 14 days in which to appeal. Blain has said that he will fight the verdict.