Cricket Scotland anti-racism group members stop over perceived lack of progress


4 members of Cricket Scotland’s anti-racism and Equality, Range and Inclusion advisory group have resigned over perceived lack of progress in tackling racism.

The resignations come following criticism final week after Cricket Scotland chairman Anjan Luthra claimed progress was being made.

Scotland girls’s worldwide Abtaha Maqsood, businessman Imran Khan, educational Khadija Mohammed and Raza Sadiq, from Operating Out Racism, are the 4 who’ve stop, the PA information company understands.

Anjan Luthra
Cricket Scotland chair Anjan Luthra is in focus once more  (PA)

It’s understood the advisory group has met as soon as.

A spokesperson for Sportscotland mentioned: “It’s deeply disappointing that members of Cricket Scotland’s anti-racism and EDI advisory group have determined to resign their positions.

“Nevertheless, we absolutely respect and perceive their resolution to take action.

“We’ve been persistently clear that solely by participating in actual and significant session and engagement will cultural change be delivered throughout the sport. We’re having pressing discussions with Cricket Scotland on this situation.”

In July 2022, your complete Cricket Scotland board resigned on the eve of the publication of a damning impartial report which outlined tons of of cases of institutional racism throughout the organisation.

A brand new chairman, Luthra, and interim chief govt Gordon Arthur have been appointed to supervise a restructure of the organisation.

Cricket Scotland Racism Report Press Conferences
Qasim Sheikh, lawyer Aamer Anwar and Majid Haq arrive for a press convention final July (Andrew Milligan)

Final Tuesday, the day it was introduced Arthur was stepping down for private causes, Cricket Scotland issued an replace from Luthra, which mentioned the “formation of an EDI board sub-committee, together with the creation of an anti-racism and EDI advisory group reporting into the sub-committee, reveals the progress made in imprinting an EDI focus upon the organisation.”

Nevertheless, lawyer Aamer Anwar, who represents former Scotland gamers Majid Haq and Qasim Sheikh who final 12 months alleged the governing physique was “institutionally racist”, subsequently claimed Cricket Scotland remained “unfit for goal”.

Anti-racism marketing campaign group Operating Out Racism have been additionally crucial, saying the assertion launched was “tone deaf and conceited”, additionally claiming: “The discharge by Cricket Scotland at this time has set again belief considerably and demonstrated that the governing physique is failing in studying from the errors of the previous.”



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