Devon Cricket welcomes the publication of the ICEC Report.

The ECB’s statement on the ICEC Report can be found here.

Yesterday, the ICEC published its report into the state of equity in cricket, which has found structural and institutional racism, sexism and class-based discrimination continue to exist across the game.

Devon Cricket today would like to echo the ECB’s statement on the report and join in unreservedly apologising for the experiences of those who have faced discrimination in the sport. We strive to be an inclusive, diverse organisation, aiming to remove barriers to participation and ensuring that cricket is a game for all.

The ICEC calls for decisive action to tackle discrimination, remove barriers and reform the game to make cricket more inclusive. The findings and recommendations were delivered to the ECB, which commissioned the report in November 2020 as part of its Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) work to make cricket more representative and to address allegations of discrimination.

In line with Recommendation 44 of the ICEC Report, and in conjunction with the ECB, we will use the next three months to digest the findings and recommendations of the report.

The ECB will be leading discussions with stakeholders from professional and recreational cricket during this time period. This consultation process will be led by Clare Connor, ECB Deputy Chief Executive Officer, with the support of a sub-group of the ECB Board including Baroness Zahida Manzoor, Pete Ackerley, Ebony Rainford-Brent, Sir Ron Kalifa, Richard Thompson and Richard Gould.

We will follow up on this period of consultation by publishing a detailed and considered response to the ICEC Report in conjunction with the ECB, in line with Recommendation 44 of the report.

There is no place for discrimination in our society and we must all play our part in ensuring it is rooted out and eradicated.

If you have experienced, are aware of or have witnessed discrimination in cricket, you can report this on our website.