The ECB sets out action to make cricket more inclusive following ICEC report
The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has today published details of further steps it will take to make cricket a more inclusive sport in response to the recent report by the Independent Commission for Equity in Cricket (ICEC), “Holding Up a Mirror to Cricket”. A link to the ECB response can be found here.
The Managing Director of the Derbyshire Cricket Foundation (DCF), Richard Wood, said: “The Derbyshire Cricket Foundation (DCF) is proud of the fantastic work that many clubs and volunteers across the county have done to widen participation in the game. However, there is no doubt that the ICEC report raised some very important issues, and highlighted significant challenges which need to be addressed to ensure everybody can access the game and feel welcome. Cricket should be a game for everyone, and free of discrimination of any type. We welcome the ECB response today, and support their ambition for cricket to become the most inclusive team sport in England and Wales. In the coming weeks, the DCF will outline our commitment to support this response, and help make cricket in Derbyshire more inclusive. We will consult with local stakeholders across the county to help develop our detailed action plan, and will shortly provide more information about how people can get involved to support this.”