Our response to Yorkshire County Cricket Club's action plan

Published: 21 Dec 2021

Marcial Boo, Chief Executive at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said:

“The accounts of racism and discrimination at Yorkshire County Cricket Club were upsetting and deeply concerning. Sports are meant to bring people of all backgrounds together. Racism has no place in any sport, business or society.

“We have now reviewed the documentation and we consider it likely that an unlawful act has taken place.

"However, we have confidence that the new management at the club is taking appropriate steps to deal with past failures, including the departure of the entire management team and the agreement of a 12-point action plan between Yorkshire and the England and Wales Cricket Board. We will therefore be monitoring the club’s action plan closely and we reserve the right to take legal action if the action plan isn’t implemented properly.

“We aim to work with the England and Wales Cricket Board and the regulators of other sports to ensure that all those participating, whether for fun, fitness, or as professionals, are not subjected to discrimination and harassment.”

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