The long history of racism in Yorkshire cricket

Andy Bull’s special report (18 June) is a welcome addition to coverage of the ongoing turmoil within Yorkshire cricket and the factors driving the conflict. Racist chanting in the stands was a feature of cricket at Headingley in the 1960s, and in 1963 I played with a Bradford League side where casual abuse was commonplace, from spectators and occasionally players. Bull quotes Mo Mistry in Bradford saying: “You’re from the Guardian? You should just copy and paste the article your paper did when it came here 25 years ago. Nothing’s bloody changed.” Meaningful change is long overdue.
Prof Philip Jaggar
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

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