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Yorkshire head coach Andrew Gale has been suspended

The county have also announced director of cricket Martyn Moxon is absent from work due to a “stress-related illness”.

A statement from the club read: “We can confirm that Andrew Gale, Yorkshire first XI coach, is currently suspended pending a disciplinary hearing following a historical tweet.

Gale told the Jewish News last week he had been “completely unaware” of the meaning of an offensive, antisemitic word he used in a historical and subsequently deleted tweet, after the newspaper reported the story.

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  • Yorkshire first-team coach Andrew Gale has been suspended “pending a disciplinary hearing following a historical tweet”.

“The club will make a further statement once this process has been completed.”

Meanwhile Moxon, who has faced calls to resign from former chairman Roger Hutton in addition to numerous others, is currently absent from Headingley.

“Director of cricket Martyn Moxon is, as of today (November 9), absent from work due to a stress-related illness. He will be given the necessary support,” a club statement added. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player

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Azeem Rafiq has repeatedly called for Moxon and chief executive Mark Arthur to leave Yorkshire in response to the racism crisis at Headingley. He said in a statement on Monday: “Mark Arthur, Martyn Moxon and many of those in the coaching staff have been part of the problem.

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