England and Wales Cricket Board reviewed 208 discrimination cases

Wednesday 14th December 2022 07:02 EST

In 2021, the England and Wales Cricket Board reviewed more than 200 complaints of alleged discrimination. Last year in November, ex-Yorkshire player Azeem Rafiq told a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee that the English game was "institutionally" racist.

To promote equality, diversity and inclusion, it has published updates on its progress, the ECB made 12 commitments. It said a new system that could deal with complaints of discrimination had "taken longer than anticipated".

Still, it said 208 complaints were received last year, all of which have now been reviewed. "The ECB anticipates the first phase of the implementation plan will be operational by the end of December 2022, followed by phase two by spring 2023," it said.

The ECB has also pledged to continue anti-discrimination training and around 4,500 people have completed the training in 2022, including 97% of ECB employees.

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