Yorkshire row: Brian Winters departure not connected to disciplinary action – ICL

In January, Keith Pelley was given a high-profile role as ECB Performance Director in an attempt to help England’s cricketing fortunes

This week’s controversy surrounding the racial slur allegedly made by a Yorkshire County Cricket Club coach is at the centre of a second development.

On Monday, news broke that first-team coach Brian Winters was due to leave the club at the end of the season.

And while he was one of a group of people in question, three other senior figures in charge at Headingley have also left – director of cricket Alastair Hood, former head coach Michael Bracewell and former first-team coach David Hargreaves.

Cricket’s elite performance director Keith Pelley was appointed by the ECB in January.

However, it was revealed in April that he too faced calls to quit as a result of the racial slur.

Other personnel changes have come following Yorkshire’s relegation to Division Two of the County Championship and another finish outside the top four in the One-Day Cup.

Cricket North’s general manager Steve Burton, former ODI spinner Richard Jones and Yorkshire captain Jack Leaning have also left.

Former Essex chief executive Derek Brewer remains in charge on a non-playing role.

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