Last Updated: 12/11/21 2:32pm
Essex chairman John Faragher has resigned with immediate effect following a historical allegation he used racist language used at a board meeting in 2017.
Faragher, who stepped down on Thursday, strongly denies the incident, but Essex say they “will review why it was not fully and independently investigated at the time”.
Essex cricket chief executive, John Stephenson, said: “There is no place for discrimination of any kind at Essex County Cricket Club.
“This is a proud club with a zero-tolerance policy towards racism and any form of discrimination and, as Essex Cricket’s new chief executive officer, I will not hesitate to uphold those principles and drive out any form of discrimination that is uncovered.
“I was made aware of this single allegation on Thursday having joined the club four weeks ago. The board met last night [Thursday] during which John Faragher’s resignation was unanimously accepted by the board.”
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