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Update from Yorkshire County Cricket Club: Whistleblowing hotline open

Chair Lord Kamlesh Patel
Chair Lord Kamlesh Patel

As part of its regular communications, Yorkshire County Cricket Club today gives the following update.


Whistleblowing hotline


Yorkshire County Cricket Club today announces that Mohinderpal Sethi QC of Littleton Chambers – who has been appointed to lead the independent investigation process to consider complaints that are lodged through the newly installed whistleblowing hotline – has now confirmed the terms of reference for his investigation.

For anyone wishing to lodge a formal complaint about any form of discrimination that they have suffered as a result of any act or omission of the Club, the terms of reference have been published on the dedicated website page: www.yorkshireccc.com/whistleblower.

It has been confirmed that 36 individuals have emailed the hotline since it became operational on Monday 15 November.

All communications received by the hotline are being reviewed, and Mr Sethi’s team will communicate directly with those who have made contact. 

The club is committed to transparency regarding the volume of contact to the hotline and will share updates regularly, initially weekly.

Professor The Lord Patel of Bradford OBE, Chair of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, said:

“It is essential that those who have experienced or witnessed racism, discrimination and abuse are able to come forward to share their experiences. I thank all of those who have contacted the hotline so far.


“Lasting and authentic change, particularly in the face of a complex and systemic issue, takes consideration and time, and cannot happen without the voices of those who have suffered. Only through committing to listen, and to believe, those who have bravely shared their experiences – and those still to do so – can we truly understand the scale of the issue”.