Yorkshire announce partnership with South African club Momentum Multiply Titans

In order to help discover more talent from diverse communities, Yorkshire have announced a partnership with South African club Momentum Multiply Titans.

It's the second overseas club Yorkshire now share a partnership with, after they previously announced ties with Pakistan side Lahore Qalandars.

The partnership follows the racism saga that clouded the club after allegations of discrimination and bullying from former player Azeem Rafiq.

As a result, Yorkshire have undergone a number of changes, including a huge culling of staff and coaches.

The club is now striving to help promote diversity and inclusivity in cricket, an area that the sport has fallen staggeringly behind in of late.

But it's another progressive step in Yorkshire's rebuilding process, with the club now able to offer scholarships to young players to train overseas.

Following the announcement of the partnership, Yorkshire chair Lord Patel said:

"We are incredibly excited to extend our pioneering partnership with the Lahore Qalandars and team up with the Momentum Multiply Titans.

"The Momentum Multiply Titans and Lahore Qalandars are leaders in ensuring that cricket is accessible for everyone and both already have phenomenal outreach initiatives in their respective countries.

"We are keen to learn from them how best to develop aspiring talent across Yorkshire and beyond by developing an open and supportive pathway system. This is also an amazing chance for professional players to develop their games in different and challenging conditions.

"By forging global partnerships, Yorkshire County Cricket Club will be able to create more opportunities for young cricketers, as a part of our ongoing commitment to bring down the barriers that have previously disengaged so many from the game of cricket."

Last week, Lord Patel said that county representatives were making a presentation to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on the progress made at Yorkshire since his appointment last November.

Members are now due to vote on governance changes at an extraordinary general meeting on Wednesday evening.

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