Yorkshire’s Andrew Gale cleared of racism charge, but Tykes skipper hit with two-match ban and anger management course for verbal spat with Lancashire’s Ashwell Prince

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Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale will serve an additional two-game ban and attend an anger management course as a result of his verbal abuse of Lancashire batsman Ashwell Prince.

Gale had already served a mandatory two-game suspension for his Roses bust-up with Prince and was forced to observe from the sidelines as his team-mates were presented with the LV= County Championship trophy.

But he was also facing a hearing as the England and Wales Cricket Board’s Cricket Discipline Committee explored whether there was a racist element to his reported description of South African Prince as a “f***ing Kolpak”.

There will now be no hearing, with all parties settling on disciplinary action.

The affair threatened to overshadow Yorkshire’s County Championship title win, with Gale was prevented from lifting the trophy after their innings victory over title rivals Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

Sheffield’s Joe Root instead captained Yorkshire for their final two games of the season.