Independent Commission for Equity in Cricket - Call for Evidence
The ECB set up the Independent Commission for Equity in Cricket (ICEC) in March 2021 to look at issues of diversity, inclusion and equity in cricket, at all levels and in all roles.
The Call for Evidence process starts tomorrow (November 9th) with an anonymous online survey that anyone can complete and which will be an opportunity for everyone involved in cricket to give the ICEC their views of the culture of the game
The evidence that the ICEC gathers over the coming months will inform a landmark, independent report due to be published next Summer.
To support the ICEC's Call for Evidence, Tom Harrison, Chief Executive Officer of the England & Wales Cricket Board said:
“Cricket is under intense scrutiny and it is clear that substantial action needs to be taken to address racism and inequity in the game. We need to uphold the spirit of cricket and our values and we should look to those across our game to help us do that.
“One step that we can take straight away starts today (November 9th). The Independent Commission for Equity in Cricket (ICEC) launches its public Call for Evidence and we hope those who have experienced any form of discrimination will share their experiences. This will help to shape the Commission’s report, which will include recommendations to the ECB on the steps which can be taken to improve equity in the game.
“The ECB set up the ICEC in March with a clear remit to investigate and evaluate inequity in the game and listen to people’s lived experiences. We are committed to using the ICEC to learn from those involved in the game what the changes are that we need to put in place. We want to make cricket a truly inclusive and equitable sport, so that all communities and individuals feel a sense of belonging with the game which can play such a positive role in people’s lives.
“This is the moment to make your voice heard whatever your connection, or past connection, to the game. So, whether you are a recreational or professional player, a volunteer, employee, journalist, coach, umpire, parent or a fan, I urge everyone in the game to take part.”
To learn more about the ICEC visit https://theicec.com/
To take part in the ICEC’s online survey go to https://eu.research.net/r/PH2H6XM