Six Yorkshire players, coaches sanctioned by CDC in racism case

An independent Cricket Discipline Committee has published the sanctions made after investigations into alleged racist and/or discriminatory behaviour in Yorkshire. As a result of the hearings six players - Gary Ballance, Matthew Hoggard, Tim Bresnan, John Blain, Andrew Gale and Richard Pyrah - have been sanctioned and fined.

While Ballance subsequently moved to Zimbabwe and then retired from international cricket, the sanctions would still apply if he seeks a return to the English cricket fold.

Ballance has been given a six-match ban along with a fine of GBP 3000, Bresnan a three-match ban along with a fine of GBP 4000 while Andrew Blaine and Hoggard have been fined GBP 2500 and GBP 4000 respectively. Additionally, coaches Andrew Gale (four-week suspension from coaching and a GBP 6000 fine) and Pyrah (two-week suspension and a fine of GBP 2500) have also been sanctioned similarly.