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ECB to evaluate dressing room tradition throughout 2022 season

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The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Tuesday up to date its 12-point motion plan to sort out racism and discrimination, together with particulars on a evaluate of “dressing room tradition” and a standardised method to whistleblowing.

The plan was unveiled in November after numerous gamers, together with former Yorkshire spinner Azeem Rafiq alleged they have been victims of institutional racism at their golf equipment.

The ECB’s evaluate of dressing room tradition might be led by Clare Connor and Ashley Giles, England’s managing administrators of ladies’s and males’s cricket, together with the First Class counties, the Skilled Cricketers Affiliation and exterior specialists.

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“The evaluate will start in February and run throughout the 2022 season (when dressing rooms are lively) with the ultimate report due in September,” the ECB stated in a press release.

It added that an independently operated whistleblowing system with standardised procedures for investigations into complaints might be arrange by the top of February and {that a} new anti-discrimination unit will start working in Might.

“Work is constant to outline the sources and capabilities required by the ECB’s new anti-discrimination unit,” ECB stated.

“The unit will work with the skilled sport to sort out discrimination whereas additionally offering ongoing steerage throughout cricket.”

The ECB additionally stated it was working with soccer anti-discriminatory physique Kick It Out to construct a extra “inclusive cricketing setting”.

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