Under the late Andrew Gale involved in Yorkshire youth development

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Suspended Yorkshire coach Andrew Gale’s youth development role comes under scrutiny after the county was accused of woefully under-representing the Asian community

  • Andrew Gale was suspended as head coach of Yorkshire Cricket Club last week
  • Gale is currently suspended by the county for a historic anti-Semitic tweet
  • He has come under increasing pressure following strong criticism from Azeem Rafiq
  • Gale is a director at Pro Coach, which helps bring the next generation











Andrew Gale, suspended as Yorkshire head coach and under increasing pressure following Tuesday’s DCMS hearing, has been involved in training the next generation of talent in a county accused of under- miserably representing the Asian community.

Azeem Rafiq, who called Yorkshire “an institutional racist” and pointed out the lack of British Asians in the first team, sharply criticized Gale, accusing him of racist abuse.

Gale’s online LinkedIn profile lists him as the principal of Pro Coach, which has offices at Headingley Indoor School, since 2014.

Andrew Gale’s role – currently suspended by Yorkshire for historic anti-Semitic tweet – with Pro Coach comes under scrutiny

The Pro Coach website states that “the organization’s close relationship with Yorkshire has led us to provide administration and coaching delivery for the lower rung of the pathway development ladder.”

This effectively puts the company in charge of nurturing the next generation of young Yorkshire talent. The county website also trumpets Pro Coach’s involvement.

A statement from Pro Coach said: “Pro Coach oversees the administration of the Yorkshire Cricket Board winter training program.

“All decisions regarding the course for elite players are handled by the Yorkshire County Cricket Club.

“Andrew Gale is a director at Pro Coach but is currently not involved with the company.”

Azeem Rafiq (pictured) strongly criticized Gale and accused him of racist abuse

Azeem Rafiq (pictured) strongly criticized Gale and accused him of racist abuse

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