The Leader podcast: What’s next for cricket following racism allegations?

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·1-min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
 (AFP via Getty Images)
(AFP via Getty Images)

As the world of cricket remains in shock from the racism allegations made by former Yorkshire cricketer Azeem Rafiq this week, there are signs that action is being taken.

A game-wide meeting was held on Friday to discuss how to stamp out racism in the sport.

Azeem’s emotional speech to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee about the racism he allegedly experienced at Yorkshire Cricket Club, has led to a number of resignations in the sport.

Steve Goodsell from the charity Show Racism The Red Card discusses the issue, what needs to change to overcome racism in cricket, and the potential for the introduction of an independent regulator.

Listen here:

You can find us on your Spotify Daily Drive or wherever you stream your podcasts.

Read More

Hales sorry for ‘incredibly disrespectful’ historical blackface photo

Ex-England star Ebony Rainford-Brent shares abhorrent racist letter sent to her home

Ebony Rainford-Brent told cricket is ‘white culture’ in racist letter

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting