Yorkshire captain Shan Masood refuses to promote gambling company

Yorkshire has honored his request

Yorkshire captain Shan Masood refuses to promote gambling company PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan's Test skipper Shan Masood, who is currently leading Yorkshire in English County cricket, opts out of promoting an online gambling company. 

His shirt collar will not feature the logo of Dafabet, with which Yorkshire recently signed a two-year partnership agreement. This deal includes displaying the company's logo on players' shirts across all cricket formats.

In countries such as England, Australia, and several others, gambling is legally permitted. Dafabet previously sponsored Pakistan cricket as 'Dafa News,' using surrogate advertising tactics. However, due to stricter government regulations, surrogate advertising in Pakistan cricket has been banned.

During the Pakistan Super League (PSL), Multan Sultans captain Mohammad Rizwan also spoke out on this issue and used stickers to cover the controversial logo. 

According to sources, Shan Masood refused to promote the betting company; he had communicated his stance to county authorities, and Yorkshire has honored his request.

The English Cricket Board (ECB) and county teams deeply respect the religious beliefs of non-English players. 

Previously, numerous players from different countries have also declined endorsements with alcohol and gambling companies, with former South African opener Hashim Amla being a prominent figure among them.