Azeem Rafiq enjoyed a distinguished career as a professional cricket player for Yorkshire CCC. When he became the youngest captain of the Yorkshire side in 2012, he was also the first player of Asian origin to take up this mantle.
However, Azeem has faced significant and unjust obstacles in his career. In 2020, he claimed that ‘institutional racism’ at the Yorkshire CCC had left him shattered and compelled him to take his own life, and in 2021, Azeem appeared before a parliamentary committee to face questions from MPs on his accusations of racism in the game.
Azeem has since led the charge in tackling racism in cricket, sharing his own experiences and advocating for systematic and meaningful change.
In this session, Azeem will talk about his career and his drive for change in the game.