The ECB recently released the ECB Anti-Discrimination Code which is part of the ECB’s continuing efforts to maintain the integrity, diversity, and inclusivity of cricket.
The ECB aims to create an environment within cricket in England and Wales in which no individual, group or organisation experiences discrimination or acts in a discriminatory manner on the basis of a Protected Characteristic (as defined in the Equality Act 2010 from time to time – which at the time of writing are age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation). The Code therefore sets out discriminatory behaviour which, when carried out by a participant who is required to comply with it, will be a breach of the Code and may be sanctioned accordingly.
As a club with more than 400 members across our adult and youth sections we pride ourselves on being diverse and inclusive and we welcome the new Anti-Discrimination Code and hope that it will further strengthen the work undertaken by local, regional and national clubs to promote diversity, equality and inclusivity.
You can find a copy of the new ECB Anti Discrimination Code below and we would encourage all members, youth parents, coaches, match officials and other visitors to read and adhere to the Code both at Golden Hill and when visiting other clubs.