Yorkshire: Andrew Gale and Richard Pyrah agree compensation after ‘unfair’ dismissals


Gale played for Yorkshire between 2004 and 2016 before becoming manager

Yorkshire have agreed compensation with former head coach Andrew Gale and former bowling coach Richard Pyrah after they were sacked last year.

Gale, 38, spent his entire playing career in Yorkshire and was captain and manager during Rafiq’s time at the club.

The compensation package comes after Gale and Pyrah won an unfair dismissal claim in June

Pyrah, 39, played for Yorkshire between 2004 and 2015 before joining the coaching staff.

A statement from Yorkshire said: “On 3rd December 2021 Yorkshire County Cricket Club Limited has taken the decision to make their coaching and medical staff redundant.

“The club has accepted that the dismissals of that group of workers were unfair procedures.

“Following significant dialogue between the club and legal advisers acting on behalf of Andrew Gale and Richard Pyrah, the parties can confirm that acceptable settlement terms have been reached.

“The financial terms of the settlement are confidential and no other public statements regarding the terms will be made.”

Rafiq told MPs last November that it was English cricket “institutionally” racist.

She published her experiences in September 2020 and said the “institutional racism” she encountered in Yorkshire had brought her close to taking her own life.

He said Yorkshire had become “toxic” after Gary Ballance took over as captain, shortly after Gale replaced previous manager Jason Gillespie, and said Gale’s reaction to Rafiq’s son’s death was Rafiq’s “doing more than anything”. “Almost nobody” asked about his and his wife’s well-being.

In June, after winning an unfair dismissal claim, Gale said would not participate With the England and Wales Cricket Board’s disciplinary process – for which hearings are expected to begin in the coming months.

Rafiq denied all the allegations made against him.

Gale was suspended – as part of an investigation into a tweet he sent in 2010 – before his release on December 3.