Black Lives Matter: PCA to promote more diversity and equality

The Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA) are exploring ways to encourage more diversity and equality within the game following Black Lives Matter protests across the globe.

The movement has led to questions being asked about BAME representation across sport with cricket also not immune to accusations of systemic racism.

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And following a panel discussion led by David Fulton, featuring Mark Butcher, Michael Carberry, Isa Guha and Dean Headley, the PCA is now exploring the option of creating a working group to tackle the issue.

A statement on the issue said: “This is a time not just to listen but to act and to deliver change.

“The PCA is listening to concerns expressed by its own members. It has reached out and spoken to all current black players in order to gain a greater understanding of the issues they face, to learn from their experiences, and to see what their players’ association can do to support them and future generations of professional cricketers in England and Wales.

“The Black Lives Matter movement has placed emphasis on equality for black people and it has reinforced the need for greater inclusion across all communities within professional cricket.

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