EXCLUSIVE: Yorkshire settles with fitness trainer Peter Sim after confirming he was unfairly dismissed by email last year over Azeem Rafiq’s race scandal
- Yorkshire have settled out of court with the fitness trainer they sacked last year
- The cricket club sacked Peter Sim via email while working on the Ashes England tour
- Yorkshire confirmed in a statement that Sim had been unfairly removed from his post
Yorkshire have settled out of court with the fitness trainer they sacked over email last year while working on the Ashes’ England tour.
The deal frees Peter Sim from pursuing claims alongside five former colleagues at Leeds Labor Court from the end of October and in turn leaves him free to make further commitments to England teams this winter.
“The club admitted that it had not followed a fair procedure in dismissing Mr Sim, which led to the employment tribunal issuing a judgment by consent, confirming that Mr Sim had been unfairly dismissed on grounds of procedure.
“The parties have agreed to terms of settlement, which are confidential,” Yorkshire said in a statement to Sportsmail.
Yorkshire have settled out of court with fitness trainer Peter Sim, whom they sacked last year
Although he received payment, it is understood that Sim’s primary motive in taking legal action was to repair the damage to his reputation as one of the nation’s leading strength and conditioning coaches suffered. by being one of Headingley’s staff gunned down in the wake. of Azeem Rafiq’s denunciation of racism.
Weeks after discovering his fate, while serving in the England Lions’ backstage team in an intra-squad match against England last December, he was signed by Worcestershire, a move which saw him return to work quickly but resulted in forced relocation costs.
Earlier this month, Sim was backed up by the Lions for their four-day win over South Africa and an ECB spokesman confirmed on Wednesday that it was likely that further international assignments would be offered between September and March of next year.
Sim was working on the 2021-22 Ashes England tour (pictured) when he was sacked by email