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    Yorkshire apologises to a former physiotherapist who was sacked and has reached an out-of-court settlement
Yorkshire apologises to a former physiotherapist who was sacked and has reached an out-of-court settlement
Wayne Morton , by msn.com

Yorkshire apologises to a former physiotherapist who was sacked and has reached an out-of-court settlement

After a 38-year association with the club, Wayne Morton was dismissed in December 2021.

As part of an out-of-court settlement, Yorkshire has issued a public apology to Wayne Morton, their long-serving physiotherapist, who was one of 14 people sacked during the club's racism crisis in December 2021.

Morton, 62, was sacked from his position as head of sports science and medicine by the club's former chairman, Lord Kamlesh Patel, after he signed a joint letter criticising Yorkshire's handling of Azeem Rafiq's revelations about the club's culture and accusing Rafiq of being on a "one-man mission to bring the club down".

Yorkshire settled the case against Morton's company, Pavilion Physiotherapy Clinic Limited, for an undisclosed sum earlier this week, ahead of a High Court hearing scheduled for 8 March. The settlement brings to a close a chapter in the club's history. It is thought to have cost the club nearly £3.5 million in legal fees and compensation.

Yorkshire said in a statement:

"The club apologises to Pavilion [Physiotherapy Clinic Limited], Mr Morton, and any other parties that may have suffered distress since and as a result of the termination of the contract with Pavilion by the club. The club acknowledges that Mr Wayne Morton of Pavilion worked with the club for approximately 38 years. The club thanks Mr Morton for his service to the club and wishes him and Pavilion well for the future."

With Graves resuming his role, Yorkshire has opened nominations for member-nominated directors to join the board, actively seeking nominations from under-represented groups within the club or industry. The expectation is that the outcome of this process will be the nomination of two candidates for election to the board at the AGM in April.

Yorkshire has announced the signing of South African all-rounder Donovan Ferreira as one of their overseas players for the 2024 tournament. Ferreira, who has been capped twice in T20Is, is a versatile player who can bat, bowl, and keep wicket. He recently smashed an 18-ball half-century in the SA20.

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