This open Call for Evidence seeks public and stakeholder views on issues related to equity in English & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) governed cricket. Views are welcome from all. We are particularly interested in hearing from those who have experiences and/or direct evidence of discrimination or unfair treatment across the professional or recreational game and within cricket’s talent pathways. We want to hear a wide range of views and collect evidence from individuals and organisations on the questions we have set out, particularly from those that have first-hand insight into initiatives that have delivered tangible improvements towards making cricket genuinely an equal and inclusive sport. We are looking at the state of the game as a whole so we will not be investigating any individual allegations or experiences mentioned in response to the survey. If you need any support, navigate to the end of the page for links to independent bodies that may be able to provide assistance.
There are two parts to the ICEC’s Call for Evidence.
We are conducting a survey to collect and document your personal experiences of discrimination or unfair treatment, or experiences of inclusion and being supported, in cricket. This could be, but is not limited to, experiences as a professional or recreational player, whilst going through the talent pathway, as member of staff at the ECB or a first-class county (or any other cricketing bodies), or as a fan. If you have experiences of discrimination in cricket, or if you have experiences of inclusion, please complete our survey found here. We have commissioned specialist equalities research agency Versiti to conduct this research on our behalf. You will have the option to share your experiences anonymously should you wish to do so; their privacy notice can be found here. The ICEC’s Privacy Notice can be found here.
The Survey is now closed. For further information about the survey please review our Survey FAQs.
We will be launching a Call for Written Evidence in the beginning of 2022. Further information will be available on our website shortly.
Alongside our call for evidence the Commission will be undertaking other research to inform its work and will be asking a wide range of stakeholders to give oral evidence to it directly. If you are interested in giving oral evidence to the Commission or are unable to complete the survey for any other reason including accessibility barriers, please contact the ICEC’s Secretariat on email@example.com for an initial discussion. Please note that it will not be possible for everyone who wants to give oral evidence to the Commission to do so.
As the ICEC will not be able to investigate individual complaints, if you would like to make a formal complaint relating to discrimination in cricket, please contact the ECB here.
If you have experienced forms of racism or discrimination, these services can also offer support. There may be other national services or services local to you that offer support and advice.
Please note that these services are independent of the ICEC.
Stop Hate UK is a leading national organisation in tackling all forms of hate crime, providing independent, confidential reporting and support for victims, witnesses and third parties.Helpline: 0800 138 1625
Equality Advisory and Support Service has a helpline that advises and assists individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights, across England, Scotland and Wales. Further resources are also available on their website.Helpline: 0808 800 0082
Acas has a helpline that provides advice if you are experiencing problems in the workplace.Helpline: 0300 123 1100