AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after another former Yorkshire County Cricket Club player has claimed that he was subjected to racism at the club.

It has been reported that the unnamed player, who is of South Asian heritage, alleges that he experienced both "blatant and sly" forms of racial abuse while playing for Yorkshire in the early 2000s.

This includes allegations that he was urinated on by a team-mate, with the player adding that he was told his claims would be investigated by the club, but they never were.

He is now the third former Yorkshire cricketer to claim that he suffered racism at the club, after Azeem Rafiq and Rana Naved-ul-Hasan.

Yorkshire CCC has been criticised for its response to the Rafiq affair, in which the club said that racial slurs and abuse directed at the player concerning his Pakistani heritage constituted "friendly and good-natured banter".

This came despite Rafiq saying that, in a September 2020 interview, "institutional racism" at the club had left him feeling suicidal and wanting to take his own life.

The English Cricket Board has since suspended Yorkshire from hosting international matches, while on Friday, the club's chairman, Roger Hutton, stepped down, as have a number of other board members.

Former Yorkshire and England captain Michael Vaughan said he was named in Yorkshire's Azeem Rafiq report, but "totally denies any allegation of racism".

Vaughan said that, in the report, it is said that he told a group of South Asian players at Yorkshire that there were "too many of you lot, we need to do something about it."

Vaughan "completely and categorically denies" this, he said.

On Friday, the Equality and Human Rights Commission said it was looking into Yorkshire's handling of the Rafiq case.

The organisation's chief executive, Marcial Boo, said: "We have written to YCCC to ask for more information, including a full copy of their investigation report, to determine if there has been a breach of the law. We will take action if so.

"All employers have a duty to protect their employees from bullying and harassment."