Counties delay ECB diversity blueprint in aftermath of Rafiq scandal


  • Some counties not happy with speed of proposed changes
  • ECB wants board diversity at all counties by April 2022

The England and Wales Cricket Board’s plan to improve inclusivity within the sport in the wake of the Azeem Rafiq racism scandal has been held up as counties dispute the timescale for making their boards and leadership teams more diverse.

The Guardian has seen the proposed plan, which comprises seven commitments that the ECB itself will make and a further 12 “tangible actions”, split into five categories, to which each county will be expected to commit. Among these actions is “a commitment to best practice governance” which will involve delivering “board and leadership team diversity (30% female, representative ethnicity) by April 2022”.

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