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A report discovered governing physique Cricket Scotland to be institutionally racist, citing 448 examples; Majid Haq questioned the “deafening silence” from Scotland gamers following the report’s publication

Final Up to date: 26/07/22 9:02pm


Majid Haq has spoken out about his experiences of racism in Scottish cricket

Majid Haq has famous “deafening silence” from Scotland gamers following the publication of a report which discovered the governing physique institutionally racist.

The testimonies of Haq and former worldwide team-mate Qasim Sheikh prompted an unbiased overview which discovered 448 examples of institutional racism in Cricket Scotland.

A day after the damning report was printed, the pair’s solicitor, Aamer Anwar, questioned what the purpose was in Scotland gamers “taking the knee” through the T20 World Cup when “no white staff member has chosen to say something a lot or at everywhere in the previous couple of days on institutional racism”.

“Appears to be like prefer it was nothing aside from a little bit of advantage signalling & tick field train as a result of the deafening silence from lots of them speaks volumes,” Haq wrote, answering the query on Twitter.

“They could really feel uncomfortable however their privilege isn’t having to assume you may not make the staff due to racism.”

Scotland face New Zealand on the Grange in Edinburgh on Wednesday in a T20 encounter, the primary of a three-game collection in opposition to the vacationers.

Sheikh praised former skipper George Salmond for talking out on Monday to help him and Haq and in addition demand change.

An independent review has found 448 examples of institutional racism in Scottish cricket. Majid Haq and Qasim Sheikh have shared their experiences

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An unbiased overview has discovered 448 examples of institutional racism in Scottish cricket. Majid Haq and Qasim Sheikh have shared their experiences

An unbiased overview has discovered 448 examples of institutional racism in Scottish cricket. Majid Haq and Qasim Sheikh have shared their experiences

“The late Asim Butt advised me after I was 15 that the rationale he liked enjoying for [Scotland] was due to his captain @SalmondG – now I see why, correct chief,” Haq wrote.

Haq additionally responded to a remark from Jameel Gardee, a cricket coach, who claimed he had been requested by a Cricket Scotland director to delete a tweet questioning Haq’s punishment in 2015 and threatened with disciplinary motion.

Haq was despatched dwelling from the World Cup by Cricket Scotland, suspended for 3 months and by no means performed for his nation once more after writing a tweet which hinted that race performed a component in him being dropped.

“A number of individuals have advised me that the senior individuals in cost @CricketScotland have warned them to keep away from me & to cease participating with me on social media in any other case it’d hurt their probabilities of progressing which is pathetic,” Scotland’s file wicket-taker wrote.

Sheikh added: “Sadly the identical has been stated to me from a lot of ex @CricketScotland employees members who had been additionally advised to not have interaction with me!”

Haq has questioned why extra is just not being requested of the authorities after the institutional racism was allowed to occur “for thus a few years” and included the Scottish Authorities, Sportscotland and the Worldwide Cricket Council in his tweet.

The ICC, which is staging its annual convention in Birmingham, has responded to the report findings.

“Discrimination of any form has no place in cricket and everybody concerned within the sport has a duty to create a secure and welcoming setting,” a spokesperson for cricket’s international governing physique stated.

Abtaha Maqsood admits she's been stunned to discover the governance and leadership in Scottish cricket has been found to be institutionally racist

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Abtaha Maqsood admits she’s been shocked to find the governance and management in Scottish cricket has been discovered to be institutionally racist

Abtaha Maqsood admits she’s been shocked to find the governance and management in Scottish cricket has been discovered to be institutionally racist

“Cricket is a sport for everybody and we’ll help the brand new board and management at Cricket Scotland as they work to make sure the game is extra numerous and inclusive.”

Your complete Cricket Scotland board stepped down on Sunday and Sportscotland, the nationwide company for sport, has positioned the governing physique below particular measures till at the very least October 2023 following the overview suggestions.

The report additionally beneficial the Western District Cricket Union, considered one of 5 regional associations, be positioned below particular measures by Cricket Scotland with its disciplinary processes instantly halted.

An announcement from the organisation learn: “The WDCU has made contact with Cricket Scotland in reference to the suggestions of the report, and can work with the nationwide governing physique, and Sportscotland, going ahead within the aftermath of the report.”





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