YORKSHIRE'S long-serving director of cricket Martyn Moxon and head coach Andrew Gale have become the latest high-profile departures in the wake of the Azeem Rafiq racism investigation.

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The county announced a clear-out on Friday which includes the entire coaching team and made a pledge to appoint successors "imminently".

Moxon had been signed off from work due to a stress-related illness since November 9 when Gale was suspended pending a disciplinary hearing into a historical social media post.

Their departures follow those of club president Roger Hutton, who stepped down on November 5, and chief executive Mark Arthur, who resigned a week later following widespread condemnation of Yorkshire over its handling of a racism investigation and the treatment of former player Rafiq .

Moxon, 61, was an opening batsman for Yorkshire from 1980-97 and returned to become director of cricket in 2007.

Gale, 38, was also an opening batsman and captained the team until his retirement at the end of the 2016 season when he was appointed as coach.

Both were heavily criticised at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport hearing at Westminster while Rafiq repeated his call for Arthur and Moxon to step down from their roles at the club.

"I don't think Martyn and Andrew can (continue)," Rafiq said a month ago.

"I don't think it's possible for Yorkshire to move forward with them in there, with them knowing full well what role they played in that institution."

Yorkshire say the total number of departures is 16, including six members of the backroom medical team provided by Pavilion Physiotherapy Clinic, and that an interim medical team is in the process of being appointed.