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Vaughan says he is sorry for pain felt by Rafiq

Vaughan says he is sorry for pain felt by Rafiq

Former England captain Michael Vaughan says he is "sorry for all the hurt" Azeem Rafiq has gone through during the Yorkshire racism scandal. Vaughan was named in the Yorkshire report by ex-team-mate Rafiq, who alleged he made a racist comment to a group of Asian players. "It hurts deeply, hurts me that a player has gone through so much be treated so badly at the club that I love," Vaughan said. "I have to take some responsibility for that because I played for Yorkshire County Cricket Club for 18 years and if in any way shape or form I'm responsible for any of his hurt, I apologise for that." Asked if he ever made any racist comments during his time at Yorkshire, he said: "No I didn't. No." Vaughan captained England in Tests between 2003 and 2008. He played his entire domestic career at Yorkshire - between 1993 and 2009 - before becoming a summariser on BBC Test Match Special.