English cricket is ‘racist, sexist and elitist’, says landmark report

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  • Independent Commission finds problems ‘widespread’
  • ECB chair recognises need for significant reform

English cricket suffers from “widespread and deep-rooted” racism, sexism, elitism and class-based discrimination at all levels of the game and urgently needs reform, a landmark report has found.

The 317-page report from the Independent Commission for Equity in Cricket (Icec), which drew on evidence from more than 4,000 players, coaches, administrators and fans, also urges the sport to also face up to the fact “that it’s not banter or just a few bad apples” causing the problems.

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Written by Sean Ingle Chief sports reporter
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/jun/27/english-cricket-is-racist-sexist-and-elitist-says-landmark-report under the title “English cricket is ‘racist, sexist and elitist’, says landmark report”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.