Worcestershire County Cricket Club (‘WCCC’) is completely opposed to any form, or any type, of discrimination. It is vital that any form of historic or current discrimination is addressed with rigour, proper process and promptly. Discrimination needs to be completely eradicated from our game and from society.
We continue to work alongside ECB and PCA with ongoing education programs which focus on diversity and education for all. We spend considerable time with our own staff focussing on governance procedures, expected standard of conduct and explaining clear reporting lines for whistleblowing.
Our view at WCCC is that governance is ultimately linked to performance in sport and elsewhere. As we have stated in the past, our constitution approved in April 2019 is a living document. Whilst we are pleased with progress on gender diversity – with 40% of our board comprising of women – ongoing updates to our constitution are needed to further improve diversity. More on this will follow.
There is much more that the game can do to tackle these issues, and we look forward to a co-ordinated response from the ECB and all First-Class Counties.
Anybody wanting to contact WCCC is asked to do so via the pre-existing confidential reporting service. This has been set up by the Professional Cricketers’ Association and the England and Wales Cricket Board. The contact addresses for these are email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fanos Hira FCA
Worcestershire County Cricket Club Chairman