Michael Vaughan is set to hold talks with the BBC as the broadcaster looks to reinstate him in their commentary team ahead of the Ashes, after the former England captain was cleared by the ECB of allegations of racism in Yorkshire Cricket case
- Michael Vaughan’s advisors are set to hold talks with the BBC later this week
- The ex-England captain could join up with their commentary team for the Ashes
- The 48-year-old was last week cleared of allegations of racism by the ECB
Michael Vaughan’s advisors will hold talks with the BBC this week, with the broadcaster hoping to reinstate him on their commentary team in time for The Ashes.
Vaughan, who was this week cleared of allegations of racism in the Azeem Rafiq saga, is expected to spend time weighing up his options rather than commit to the BBC’s offer.
Rafiq, the former Yorkshire player, claimed that in 2009, Vaughan, his captain, had told four Asian players: ‘There are too many of you lot, we need to have a word about that.’
The former England captain’s reputation was restored last week when a Cricket Discipline Commission found that the allegation was ‘not proved’.
The Telegraph reported that BBC Sport now wants Vaughan to return to his radio commentary role with Test Match Special for England’s summer series against Australia. Vaughan, 48, had been due to travel to India to cover the Indian Premier League.
A BBC spokesperson said the corporation noted the Discipline Commission’s findings, adding: ‘Michael is not currently under contract with the BBC, although we have remained in touch with him throughout the process.
‘At this stage, we won’t be commenting further.’
Michael Vaughan’s advisors are set to hold talks with the BBC to join their commentary team
The former England captain was cleared of allegations of racism by the ECB earlier last week
Vaughan (right) could return to join their commentary team ahead of this summer’s Ashes
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