The England and Wales Cricket Board has testified before a Cricket Discipline Commission sanctions hearing that the six former Yorkshire players involved in the sport’s racism issue should be required to pay a total of £37,000 in penalties.
The ECB is proposing for an eight-week playing suspension and an £8,000 fine for the former England batsman Gary Ballance, despite the fact that he retired last month.
It has been suggested that two other former England players, 2010 ICC World Twenty20 champion Tim Bresnan and Ashes hero Matthew Hoggard, receive penalties of £7,500 and £5,000, respectively.
In a hearing in March, it was determined that both men had called Azeem Rafiq and other Asian players at Yorkshire “Paki,” and Hoggard had also referred to Rafiq as “Rafa the Kaffir.”
The ECB has also suggested that three former Yorkshire players, Andrew Gale, John Blain, and Richard Pyrah, each receive a fine of £7,500, £5,000, or £4,000 for their roles in the affair.
The ECB has requested that all six players who were found guilty of using discriminatory or racist words in Rafiq’s presence get warnings from the CDC and be required to pay for their own tuition for a course on racism and discrimination if they wish to play again.