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Yorkshire County Cricket Club: Discrimination

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 35108, tabled on 12 July 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if her Department will make an assessment of the implications for its policies of claims of racism and discrimination at Yorkshire County Cricket Club.

Answered on

19 July 2022

The Government was extremely concerned by the reports of racism at Yorkshire County Cricket Club. We are absolutely clear that racism has no place in cricket, sport, or wider society, and we expect all sports to take this seriously.

We welcome the steps taken so far by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and YCCC but expect to see clear and sustained evidence of cultural change across the sport resulting from these actions and will hold them to account on this.

The Government will continue to work with the Sports Councils, national governing bodies and sector partners on eradicating racism from sport.