Darren Gough set to become Yorkshire director of cricket

The club sacked director of cricket Maryton Moxon and other officials to restructure the club

By Web Desk
December 06, 2021
Darren Gough - Photo: Twitter

Former captain of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club Darren Gough is set to become Yorkshire's new director of cricket. 

Earlier, the club sacked the director of cricket Maryton Moxon, first-team coach Andrew Gale, and coaching staff following Azeem Rafiq's racism scandal.

Gough is the former captain of Yorkshire and remains a popular figure around the club, and is considered the perfect candidate to restructure the club.

During his career, Gough claimed 453 first-class wickets in 15 years with the club, he also picked up 229 wickets in 58 Test appearances for England.

The club's chairman, Lord Kamlesh Patel sees him as the right man to revive the club and regain the trust of the players and the fans.

Lord Patel had admitted that "significant" change is needed at the club and the club is committed to regaining the lost trust.

"The decisions announced today were difficult to make, but are in the best interests of the club. Without making important changes to how we are run, we cannot move on from the past to become a culture which is progressive and inclusive...," his statement read.

According to the Cricketer, Gough has taken a significant pay cut of £150,000 a year to leave talkSPORT and join his former club as the director of cricket.