The ECB on Friday said that cricket is exempted from racism & they are strongly committed to delivering “meaningful & long-term change”.
The ECB on Friday said that cricket is not immune to racism & they are strongly committed to delivering “meaningful & long-term change”. The ECB has issued a statement after many cricketers alleged racial abuse in response to the global wave of support for the Balck Liver Matter movement & shared their experiences of being abused on the grounds of color. The cricketing body has welcomed they players for raising voice against racial injustice & said that it is committed to resolving it through cricketing structures across the game.
“We have listened carefully to those who have spoken out in recent weeks about their experiences of being black in cricket, sport, and society. We admire them for being vocal on this crucial topic. We know that systemic racism spans institutions and sectors across the country and we know that our sport is not immune,” ECB’s statement read as.
“We truly believe that cricket is a game for everyone but understand that sadly, barriers to its enjoyment exist for many communities. We have made progress in bringing cricket to more and more people around the country and it is our resolve to break down barriers and reform our structures everywhere across the game,” it added.
The ECB will now actively work with community leaders & black influencers within the cricket community to change the current condition.
“We will now work to engage community leaders and black influencers within cricket so that we can review and evolve our existing inclusion and diversity work and specifically address the issues raised by the black community,” the statement said. “It’s our desire to create demonstrable action, in order to deliver meaningful and long-term change that permeates every layer of the game,” it added.