The long history of racism in Yorkshire cricket

Andy Bull’s special report (18 June) is a welcome addition to coverage of the ongoing turmoil within Yorkshire cricket and the factors driving the conflict. Racist chanting in the stands was a feature of cricket at Headingley in the 1960s, and in 1963 I played with a Bradford League side where casual abuse was commonplace, from spectators and occasionally players. Bull quotes Mo Mistry in Bradford saying: “You’re from the Guardian? You should just copy and paste the article your paper did when it came here 25 years ago. Nothing’s bloody changed.” Meaningful change is long overdue.