‘Devastating’: Cricket Scotland faces special measures after racism report


  • Cricket Scotland failed in 29 of 31 tests on institutional racism
  • Asian players ‘made to feel worthless’ by governing body

A report into racism in Scottish cricket has been described as “the most devastating verdict to be delivered on any sporting institution in the United Kingdom” and as “a wake-up call for all of Scottish sport” after its authors detailed 448 examples of institutional racism at Cricket Scotland and concluded that of 31 indicators of good practice the organisation failed to meet 29 and fully satisfied none.

The entire Cricket Scotland board resigned on Sunday in advance of the report’s publication and released a joint statement apologising “to everyone who has experienced racism, or any other form of discrimination, in cricket in Scotland”. But Aamer Anwar, the lawyer who represents Majid Haq and Qasim Sheikh – the two former internationals whose descriptions of the discrimination they experienced during their playing careers prompted the report – said the apology was “too little and too late” and that the board’s resignation was “the cowardly option, meaning that today there is nobody to answer for their failure of leadership”.

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Written by Simon Burnton
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/jul/25/cricket-scotland-faces-special-measures-status-after-racism-report under the title “‘Devastating’: Cricket Scotland faces special measures after racism report”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.