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Cricket year in review: Racism, cancelled tours, the Kohli saga

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A racism scandal rocked English cricket in a tumultuous end to the year, while Australia and New Zealand were crowned world champions in different formats and the fate of women’s cricket in Afghanistan was put in jeopardy after the Taliban’s return to power.
In testimony to a British parliamentary committee, an emotional Azeem Rafiq catalogued a culture of racism at Yorkshire cricket club which he said drove him to ions would open the floodgates
for fellow victims to come forward and share their stories.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) unveiled a 12 point action plan, including a review of the dressing-room culture, and said they will launch an antidiscrimination unit.
The fallout clouded England’s build-up to the Ashes and Joe Root’s men currently trail Australia 1-0 after a thumping nine wicket defeat in the series opener their first title in seven attempt sat the shortest format’s global tournament.
Aaron Finch’s men peaked at just the right time to stun Pakistan in the semi-final and then roll over New Zealand in the Dubai final.
It was just the latest in a series of heartbreaks for New Zealand, who fell to a third defeat in four World Cup finals in six years.
But it was not all doom and

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