Majid Haq confirmed that cricket in Scotland was institutionally racist ￼
The Board of Cricket Scotland has surrendered with prompt impact following an independent examination concerning cases of institutional prejudices while All that followed Azeem Rafiq’s claims of racism during his days in the Yorkshire region.
The Board of Cricket Scotland has surrendered with prompt impact following an independent examination concerning cases of institutional prejudices. The report is expected to be delivered tomorrow.
The independent review was acquired spot after Scotland’s leading wicket-taker Majid Haq affirmed on Sky Sports in November 2021 that cricket in Scotland was “institutionally racist”. All that followed Azeem Rafiq’s claims of racism during his days in the Yorkshire region.
Cricket Scotland, in a media release, said that they
“will work in partnership with sport Scotland with immediate effect to ensure appropriate governance, leadership and support is in place for the organization and the sport in the days ahead.”
In their resignation letter tendered to the Interim Chief Executive Officer this morning, the board of Cricket Scotland wrote:
“When the review into racism in Scottish cricket was announced last year we were fully supportive of the review. The review has achieved an unparalleled level of engagement and we believe it will be truly transformative, not just for Cricket Scotland and the sport of cricket, but it will provide a watershed moment for Scottish sport and society in general. The Board has been committed to implementing the findings of this review in full to make the sport of cricket in Scotland a truly welcoming and inclusive place for all. We are all truly sorry and have apologized publicly to everyone who has experienced racism, or any other form of discrimination, in cricket in Scotland.
“The Board has also made important initial steps to improve the governance and leadership of Cricket Scotland since the start of the year. This is, without doubt, the start of another long journey to overhaul and modernize the governance of the sport to ensure its continued success in the years ahead.
“These two programs of work, one to deliver a thorough, fair, and speedy resolution to the issues raised about racism, and the other to overhaul and modernize the governance of the sport are individually huge challenges for a small organization like Cricket Scotland. We acknowledge the significant support received from sports Scotland to date, and we know that they will continue to work in partnership to ensure speedy progress going forward.
“However, while the Board has not been given sight of the review report, it is now aware of the proposed timescales and of certain mandated actions proposed within the report that it believes make the delivery of these two programs unachievable within the timetable proposed and the current governance framework. Consequently, we believe we must now step aside to enable the required progress to be made in the coming months.”