Cricket Scotland: Evaluate into racism sees tons of come ahead to share experiences of discrimination


Scotland’s all-time main wicket-taker Majid Haq accused Cricket Scotland of being “institutionally racist” in November; Interim chair Sue Strachan stated: “Re-building belief is a key precedence for us and we have now begun to achieve out to those that have been straight affected”

Final Up to date: 28/04/22 11:18am

A whole bunch of individuals have opened up about their experiences of discrimination and equality as a part of an unbiased evaluation into racism inside Scottish cricket.

In November final 12 months, Scotland’s all-time main wicket-taker Majid Haq claimed Cricket Scotland was “institutionally racist” after he and former team-mate Qasim Sheikh opened up concerning the abuse they suffered throughout their careers.

Cricket Scotland vowed to analyze and cope with any allegations of racism or harassment and an interim replace on the evaluation – of which full findings and suggestions can be shared by the tip of July 2022 – has surfaced different points together with misogyny, management, and governance issues throughout the sport.

Scotland's all-time leading wicket-taker Majid Haq claims Cricket Scotland is 'institutionally racist' after opening up about the abuse he suffered during his career.

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Scotland’s all-time main wicket-taker Majid Haq claims Cricket Scotland is ‘institutionally racist’ after opening up concerning the abuse he suffered throughout his profession.

Scotland’s all-time main wicket-taker Majid Haq claims Cricket Scotland is ‘institutionally racist’ after opening up concerning the abuse he suffered throughout his profession.

Interim chair of Cricket Scotland, Sue Strachan, stated: “We welcome this replace and are eager to see the preliminary suggestions to permit us to take motion and a few fast steps.

“Re-building belief is a key precedence for us and we have now begun to achieve out to those that have been straight affected by racism within the sport. We settle for that we have now a number of work to do and we wish to transfer ahead.”

Plan4Sport – who have been appointed in December 2021 by sportscotland, Scotland’s nationwide company for sport, to steer the evaluation – have already spoken to over 200 folks, with a number of hundred extra finishing an nameless on-line survey.

The evaluation has seen one-to-one interviews carried out with Cricket Scotland workers, nationwide squad gamers and board members previous and current.

Disclosures in relation to racism have been handed to unbiased attorneys or Police Scotland to analyze and people investigations will happen in the end.

Chief Government of sportscotland, Stewart Harris, thanked folks for the “braveness” and “bravery” proven in coming ahead, saying: “We perceive that sharing experiences might be troublesome and even traumatic. It takes braveness and bravado and I wish to personally thank every one that has taken the step of coming ahead and interesting with the evaluation.

“The evaluation is ongoing and there’s nonetheless a chance to contribute. It’s vital that the evaluation workforce hear from those that have skilled or witnessed racism, inequalities or discrimination inside cricket, so if you have not come ahead, then please accomplish that. You’ll be handled with respect and compassion.”

Plan4Sport managing director, Louise Tideswell, stated that further complaints raised as a part of the evaluation can be appeared into in addition to allegations of racism, however reported “at a later date”.

“Plan4Sport will proceed to report incidents of racism till the evaluation has concluded in late July 2022,” she stated. “We wish to be clear that the function of Plan4Sport is to hold out this evaluation into the allegations of racism inside cricket in Scotland. We’re persevering with our work on this space, and it stays our most urgent precedence.

“Nevertheless, it’s also our function to signpost to specialists the place it’s relevant. Having talked with so many individuals, the evaluation has surfaced different points together with misogyny, management, and governance issues.

“These points can be reported individually at a later date and don’t detract in any means from the main target of the evaluation particularly into racism.”



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