The newly put in chair of Essex County Cricket Club, Azeem Akhtar, has stepped apart after handiest 3 days to permit an impartial assessment to be performed into his ancient job on social media.
The investigation used to be introduced on Thursday, after the newsletter of a piece of writing within the Jewish Chronicle which stated he had looked as if it would endorse tweets that professionals believed to be antisemitic.
Akhtar, who used to be appointed handiest on Monday, voluntarily stood down along with his deputy, Sir Stephen O’Brien, status in as period in-between chairman.
In a commentary, Essex stated: “Essex and Azeem Akhtar are determined to uphold the values of strong leadership, governance and accountability. By initiating this review, Azeem has demonstrated his commitment to those core values.”
Akhtar added: “It is important that I as chair and Essex County Cricket Club more widely hold ourselves to the highest standards of governance and accountability.
“By stepping aside, I want to show leadership and ensure the club can focus on the ongoing challenges it is tackling.
“I am resolutely committed to ensuring that Essex County Cricket Club is an inclusive and welcoming environment for people of all backgrounds.”
Akhtar’s predecessor as chairman, John Faragher, stepped down closing 12 months after claims he had used racially offensive language at an govt board assembly in 2017.