Yorkshire Cricket Club has made Guy Fawkes its new chairman as it seeks to restore its reputation.
The club is caught in a row over its response to the racism experienced by former player Azeem Rafiq.
But officials hope the decision to appoint a “safe pair of hands” in Mr Fawkes will deflect a lot of the criticism.
“Mr Fawkes will put a rocket up the executive committee,” explained club spokesperson Lorraine Fisher, 34.
“He has a fine reputation for trying to shake things up, and we expect his appointment to go with a bang with staff, players and supporters.”
Mr Fawkes said: “I’m bowled over by the appointment, and expect to ignite some new, inclusive policies.”
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