Michael Vaughan omitted from BBC team for Ashes to avoid ‘conflict of interest’

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Michael Vaughan will not be part of the BBC team for the upcoming Ashes series (Nick Potts/PA). (PA Wire)
Michael Vaughan will not be part of the BBC team for the upcoming Ashes series (Nick Potts/PA). (PA Wire)

Michael Vaughan has been left out of the BBC team for the upcoming Ashes tour of Australia.

The BBC said it had taken the decision to avoid a potential “conflict of interest” in relation to ongoing allegations of racism.

The former England captain was stood down from his BBC radio show earlier this month after being implicated in allegations of racism made by his former team-mate Azeem Rafiq which Vaughan denies.

For editorial reasons we do not believe that it would be appropriate for Michael Vaughan to have a role in our Ashes team or wider coverage of the sport at the moment

BBC spokesperson

A BBC spokesperson said: “While he is involved in a significant story in cricket, for editorial reasons we do not believe that it would be appropriate for Michael Vaughan to have a role in our Ashes team or wider coverage of the sport at the moment.

“We require our contributors to talk about relevant topics and his involvement in the Yorkshire story represents a conflict of interest.”

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