Cricket bosses claim progress being made on tackling racism

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Cricket bosses claim progress being made on tackling racism

Scotland's national sports agency has said progress is being made in tackling racism in cricket.

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It follows an independent review commissioned by Sportscotland which found the governance and leadership of the sport to be institutionally racist.

The review, published in July, highlighted 448 examples of racism within Cricket Scotland.

It made three immediate recommendations - including the appointment of a new Cricket Scotland board.

It must consist of 40% male and 40% female, with at least 25% from an ethnic minority.

The review was ordered after a number of allegations were made against Cricket Scotland and Western District Cricket Union (WDCU) last year.

They included accusations of racist abuse suffered by Scottish cricketers Majid Haq and Qasim Sheikh.

An anonymous survey was later carried out, with 62% of those who responded saying they had experienced, seen or had reported to them incidents of racism, inequalities or discrimination.

The previous Cricket Scotland board resigned the day before publication of the Changing Boundaries report, which was carried out by the equality and diversity group Plan4Sport.

The sport's governing body was then placed in special measures, meaning Sportscotland effectively taking control until October 2023.

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