ECB Anti-Discrimination Code
The Anti-Discrimination Code has been produced as part of the on-going EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) work within cricket and alongside the recent Game-wide commitments the ECB has published (https://www.ecb.co.uk/news/2369919).
Why was the ECB Anti-Discrimination Code introduced?
- The Code aims to ensure that there are consistent appropriate regulations relating to discriminatory behaviour.
- The ECB is committed to making positive change to ensure cricket is a game for everyone. Anyone that wants to play, watch or be involved at any level of the game must feel welcome and safe. Cricket has the power to connect people and communities. It is our collective duty to ensure an inclusive environment that allows those connections with our game and its people to thrive.
Implementing the Code:
- The Cricket Board – Please note that Wiltshire Cricket Limited has adopted and implemented the code with immediate effect and it applies to all organisations and competitions under our auspices (County Board run competitions, Talent Pathway Cricket)
- Our Affiliated Clubs – Affiliated clubs to both Wiltshire Cricket and ECB are bound by the Anti-Discrimination Code
- This should not be seen as anything daunting. The code is a commitment to stamping out any form of discrimination and to making the game more inclusive and diverse. The code sets out that that any discriminatory behaviour will be dealt with through disciplinary processes and sanctions.
- Clubs may wish to update their policies to reflect that the Anti-Discrimination Code has been adopted within their club, and that a breach of the code will trigger disciplinary processes and sanctions
- Leagues in Wiltshire – We will be working with Leagues to ensure the code is adopted