Barnsley man and Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon is 'absent from work due to a stress related illness' amid the racism scandal surrounding the Headingley club.

Moxon, who is from Stairfoot and played for Barnsley, has faced calls for his resignation over his handling of fellow Barnsley man Azeem Rafiq's allegations of racism.

Yorkshire have apologised to Rafiq, accepting he was the victim of racial harassment and bullying.

They have been suspended from hosting international matches while Moxon, Rafiq and others had been expected to face questions from MPs at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport select committee a week today.

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