THE Gordon Rigg Bradford Premier League have decided to postpone their annual dinner, which was due to be held at Headingley a week tomorrow (Friday, November 19).

The unanimous decision by the league’s management board was taken as it was felt to be insensitive to hold the dinner at the venue with the allegations that are being made against Yorkshire County Cricket Club by Asian players regarding racial discrimination.

The dinner was due to have an attendance of over 400 and the guest speaker was due to be former England batsman and Sky Sports commentator David Gower.

The league are now searching for a new venue and a new date for the dinner.

The league statement, issued this afternoon, reads: “The league has decided to postpone its annual dinner on November 19 due to the allegations currently impacting Yorkshire County Cricket Club.

“It would be insensitive to hold the event in view of the revelations from Asian players about their time at Headingley, where the event was due to be held.

“The management board believes that it is important that everybody that loves cricket works together to ensure all cricketers are treated equally and with respect.

“The dinner should be an occasion when everybody in the league feels comfortable to attend so that they can celebrate the achievements of all its successful teams and players. That is not the case at the present time.

“The league hopes a date will be found to honour the achievements from the 2021 season when the whole of its cricketing community can come together as one.”