Headingley will be able to host international matches after Yorkshire County Cricket Club members passed a series of special resolutions.

The iconic ground in Leeds had been prevented from staging England games in the wake of the Azeem Rafiq racism scandal.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) then last month lifted its suspension on Yorkshire hosting international and major matches, provided certain conditions are met.

Yorkshire held an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) at Headingley on Thursday, with members overwhelmingly passing three special resolutions 

England will therefore face New Zealand in a Test at Headingley that starts on June 23, before taking on South Africa in an ODI in Leeds on July 24.

Yorkshire chairman Lord Kamlesh Patel said: "We welcome the outcome of this EGM and thank the Members for their full and proper consideration, an open exchange of views, and their votes.

“It is an overwhelming vote for positive change.

“This support will help Yorkshire County Cricket Club to be an inclusive and welcoming place and gives us the clarity and certainty we need to keep building this great club.

“Yorkshire has now met the ECB’s conditions for the return of international cricket and, working with them, we’ll deliver some great events here at Headingley this summer.

“We’re looking forward to the start of the season, for all our teams and for cricket at all levels right across this county.”