Last week Lord Kamlesh Patel became the new chairman of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club.
The troubled club has appointed Patel amid a racism scandal in which report findings concluded that one of their players had been the victim of racial harassment and bullying; several board members have since stepped down.
Lord Patel has said that he looks forward to taking the Club forward and driving the change that is needed. He said that “the Club needs to learn from its past errors, regain trust, and rebuild relationships with our communities”.
Lord Patel has served the community for many years and has an extensive background in community work. Patel was born in Kenya but was brought up in Bradford, he knows the area very well and his love of cricket will be beneficial for the club. Yorkshire CCC needs to prove to all stakeholders that it can be an inclusive organisation, and they believe Lord Patel will be that person.