Sport politics

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Tom Harrison calls racism scandal an ‘earthquake’ as ECB unveils action plan
ECB chief executive Tom Harrison has called cricket’s racism scandal the ‘shock’ that can accelerate change in the sport

Chris Stocks

26, Nov, 2021 @3:02 PM

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Fresh delay to ECB diversity plan as Mehmooda Duke leaves Leicestershire
As the England and Wales Cricket Board once again postponed publication of their plan to improve diversity in the sport, the game took a backward step when Mehmooda Duke stood down from her role as chair of Leicestershire

Simon Burnton

25, Nov, 2021 @7:29 PM

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New racism scandal rocks English football
Diversity report alleges that the FA’s refereeing system is obstructing black and Asian people from reaching elite levels of the game

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

20, Nov, 2021 @7:19 PM

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English cricket offers Azeem Rafiq apology and promises action on racism
English cricket issued an unreserved apology to Azeem Rafiq, saying the racism he experienced was a blight on the game

Sean Ingle

19, Nov, 2021 @6:44 PM

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Alex Hales pictured in blackface as English cricket handed a new blow
English cricket has taken another blow after the Azeem Rafiq revelations with Alex Hales pictured in blackface at a New Year’s Eve party

Sean Ingle

19, Nov, 2021 @12:18 AM

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Cricket can learn a lot about anti-racism from rugby league | Letters
Letters: Readers discuss the fallout from the racism allegations made against Yorkshire County Cricket Club


08, Nov, 2021 @6:07 PM

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When it comes to racism in cricket, the ECB is the accused not the judge | Barney Ronay
The ECB does not get to act surprised at this week’s events, to dance away from responsibility – it has failed, repeatedly, to act

Barney Ronay

05, Nov, 2021 @8:30 PM

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The Guardian view on Cricket and racism: Yorkshire’s shame must be a wake-up call | Editorial
Editorial: The failure of one of England’s most venerable sporting institutions to take action over racism must be punished


03, Nov, 2021 @6:31 PM

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Modern pentathlon was at risk long before a horse was punched. How to update it? | Andy Bull
Simply replacing horse riding with cycling, as proposed, would not tackle the Olympic sport’s anachronistic make-up

Andy Bull

03, Nov, 2021 @3:09 PM

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Social media companies ‘make money from hate’, says Thierry Henry
Ex-Arsenal star says he will continue boycott of online platforms because they are ‘not really trying’ to tackle online abuse

Dan Milmo in Lisbon

02, Nov, 2021 @4:19 PM

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Yorkshire CCC are institutionally racist. For me there is no other conclusion | Jonathan Liew
The investigation panel may not have found sufficient evidence of racism at the club, but how else can the Azeem Rafiq saga be viewed?

Jonathan Liew

01, Nov, 2021 @10:00 PM

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Clare Connor: ‘There were lots of sexist jokes … that isn’t without damage’
MCC’s first female president tells Andy Bull about putting up with sexism, why Lord’s belongs to all and diamond pendant protocol

Andy Bull

17, Oct, 2021 @8:11 PM

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