A fee racism and different types of discrimination in cricket has been “inundated” with greater than 2,000 responses within the fortnight because it opened a name for proof, its chair has mentioned.
The game has been engulfed in a racism scandal following Azeem Rafiq’s harrowing testimony to a parliamentary committee final week, outlining the racist abuse he was subjected to throughout two spells at Yorkshire.
The Unbiased Fee for Fairness in Cricket (ICEC), arrange by the England and Wales Cricket Board in March, opened an nameless on-line survey on November 9 asking for folks’s views on the tradition of the sport and its chair, Cindy Butts, mentioned there had already been an enormous response.
“Since launching part one of our call for evidence we have been inundated with responses,” Butts mentioned.
“More than 2,000 people across the country have come forward to share their experiences both through the survey and also by directly reaching out to the ICEC. We anticipate that more and more people will come forward.”
It has been reported that allegations of racism had been made to the ICEC in relation to all 18 first-class counties.
The Fee will produce a report subsequent 12 months. Butts has mentioned: “We will say what we need to say and not shy away from really putting a mirror up to cricket and saying ‘this is what you look like’. We will follow the evidence wherever it takes us.”
On Monday, Yorkshire introduced 36 folks contacted their impartial whistleblower hotline, initiated by new membership chair Lord Kamlesh Patel, within the week because it was launched.
In an extra growth Jahid Ahmed has develop into the most recent former Essex participant to allege that he was the topic of racist abuse whereas enjoying for the membership.
Ahmed says he concluded that Essex was “a white man’s world where brown people were outsiders” after being requested by a team-mate if he was “going to bomb” the membership.
The 35-year-old additionally claims his voice was mocked and mimicked by gamers and a few members of the teaching employees and that he felt pressured to attend a crew assembly in a pub whereas he was fasting throughout Ramadan.
Ahmed is the third former Essex participant to talk out.