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Updated on: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 12:38 PM IST

Ex England pacer Tim Bresnan apologises to Rafiq for bullying

Bresnan ‘categorically denies’ making racist comments to Rafiq, his ex-Yorkshire teammate
Tim Bresnan | Photo: Yorkshire CCC

Tim Bresnan | Photo: Yorkshire CCC

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Former England pacer Tim Bresnan has apologised to Azeem Rafiq over his bullying claims but 'categorically denies' making any racist comments towards his ex-Yorkshire teammate.

Rafiq on Tuesday narrated his experiences of racism and discrimination at the club in detail as he addressed UK Members of Parliament in the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (DCMS).

In his witness statement, the 30-year-old said Bresnan "frequently made racist comments" and also claimed that he was one of "six or seven" other players who had made bullying complaints against the pacer due to his alleged behaviour.

“For any part I played in contributing to Azeem Rafiq's experience of feeling bullied at Yorkshire, I apologise unreservedly,” Bresnan said in a statement posted on his twitter handle.

“Following the publication of Azeem’s witness statement from the employment tribunal, which I saw for the first time this afternoon, I must categorically deny his accusation that I ‘frequently made racist comments’.”

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Published on: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 12:38 PM IST
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