Players’ union survey claims widespread racism in English cricket

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  • 38% of BAME respondents say they have experienced abuse
  • PCA survey taken as part of wider education programme

More than one-third of black, Asian and minority ethnic cricketers say they have experienced racism in the game, a survey of professional players in England has found. The response came as part of a programme undertaken by the Professional Cricketers’ Association to tackle racism in the game.

Twelve of the 24 black and minority ethnic players to respond to the survey – of which 12 are current professionals, the other 12 are made up of past and academy players – said they had experienced racist abuse, something the PCA says equates to 38% of BAME members. In the survey, which was sent to 600 current and former professionals, but received only 173 responses, 11 players who identified as white or caucasian also said they had experienced racism.

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Written by Paul MacInnes
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Players’ union survey claims widespread racism in English cricket

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