Discrimination of any kind is unacceptable. If you are aware of or witness discrimination at any level of cricket in England and Wales, we want to hear from you. Whatever discrimination you are aware of or have witnessed, your report will be reviewed and dealt with by the relevant cricket organisation. Reporting discrimination will help us to ensure cricket is a welcoming, inclusive, and diverse game for everyone.

The Action Plan

The Essex Cricket EDI action plan aims to embed equality, diversity and inclusion into all aspects of cricket, the culture and provision. Including physical environment, staff & player development and recruitment as well as community cohesion. Aiming to really support that the game is for anyone.

Building on Essex in the Community’s three Es philosophy of aiming to excite, engage and enhance, the plan has been developed into a 12-point plan that targets welcoming, developing and achieving.

Included in the plan is a new way of explaining the club values using the E.A.G.L.E.S framework, which breaks down the plan into an easy 6-word format that everyone associated with Essex County Cricket club should and will follow: Equality, Accessibility for everyone, Grounding in EDI for all, Level playing fields, Esteem and Stay above the line.

To see the EDI Action Plan:

EDI Action

How to report discrimination

You can choose whether to report discrimination anonymously or alongside your name and contact details. Only by working together with players, spectators, coaches, officials, and clubs can we make the progress cricket deserves.

What happens when you make a report?

Every report we receive is reviewed by the ECB in order to determine who should deal with the report. Where the concern raised is a matter for the ECB to investigate, the ECB will investigate. Where the concern raised relates to other cricket organisation(s) and is a matter for such other cricket organisation(s) to review and/or investigate, we will share the report with the relevant cricket organisation(s) so that they can review and/or investigate the matter.

To tell us about something you have been subjected to or witnessed, You can report discrimination via the ECB’s reporting channel – HERE. If you are under 16, you should ask your parent or carer to send over your behalf.

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