Azeem Rafiq has told MPs the only thing which has changed in the 13 months since he first gave harrowing evidence of the racism he faced in cricket is that he and his family have been driven out of the country.

The 31-year-old, who initially blew the whistle on the discrimination he faced at Yorkshire when he appeared before the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee in November 2021, said his family had been driven out when he gave evidence to the same committee today (Tuesday).

Rafiq was asked to begin his evidence by giving a summary of what had changed since his first appearance.

“If I was to look at 13 months on from me opening my heart out, all that’s changed really is that me and my family have been driven out of the country. And that’s a sad element of it,” he said.

Rafiq, who moved with his immediate family to Pakistan last month, recounted incidents of abuse to the committee, including a man defecating outside his parents’ house.

“I would love to come here and tell you how much cricket has changed, but unfortunately what it feels like is that cricket is very much in denial,” he said.

“There are still a group of people out there who feel like cricket is the victim in this.”

Rafiq was widely praised after his first appearance before the committee last November for his bravery in speaking out.

The ECB charged a number of individuals in relation to Rafiq’s allegations of abuse in June, along with Yorkshire for the county’s handling of those allegations.

However, the Cricket Discipline Commission has yet to hear the case after a dispute over whether it should take place in public or private.

Rafiq said he still saw little encouragement for whistleblowers to speak out, a point reinforced by former Essex player Jahid Ahmed who has alleged he was racially abused during his time with that county.

“I don’t think much has changed to be honest. I’ve been very frustrated for over a year now since I spoke out. I received no support whatsoever from anyone really,” he told MPs.

“I’m a victim, I don’t feel like I get any support from anyone at moment. Whether they care, I don’t know because it seems like I haven’t received much support.”