Reece James withdrew from the England squad with injury, while N'Golo Kante has not featured for Chelsea since a hamstring injury in August.
A charge that Vaughan referred to a group of Asian players as “you lot” was found not proven.
Eddie Howe has reminded critics that Newcastle United’s success this season is not down to money as he pointed out several clubs have far bigger budgets to recruit and retain players.
The Yorkshire racism furore left a trail of destruction as authorities attempted to restore trust in cricket after Azeem Rafiq raised his claims. Michael Vaugham was finally cleared of racism on Friday morning but the future is still uncertain for many of the other key figures of the past two years.