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The acting chief executive of Yorkshire has quit amid their toxic legal battle with staff sacked in the wake of the club’s racism scandal.
Telegraph Sport has been told employees were informed last week that Paul Hudson was stepping down, with commercial director Andrew Dawson replacing him while a permanent CEO was recruited.
The news coincided with the first hearing into wrongful dismissal cases brought by six former staff at Leeds Employment Tribunal.
Hudson, Yorkshire’s finance director since 2014, was appointed acting chief executive when Mark Arthur quit in November following Azeem Rafiq’s harrowing testimony at parliament about the racism he suffered at the county.
The following month, Yorkshire sacked their entire 16-strong coaching team after they wrote a letter bitterly complaining about their bosses’ failure to stand up to Rafiq’s “one-man mission to bring down the club”.
Hudson did not respond to requests for comment, while Dawson and Yorkshire have been approached for comment.
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