A future where institutional and individual racism no longer exists in Cricket in Scotland.
Who Are We?
A group of cricket lovers – players, administrators and fans – that want the current coverage on cricket in Scotland to lead to changes in the way our institutions are run, so that racism of all forms in cricket can be eradicated. We want to be part of the solution, and to have our say in what happens next. We currently do not have adequate representation in all the different areas that decisions are made, and have therefore created this group and associated campaign, outlining the initial steps that we believe need to be taken to start us all on this journey.
What the funds will be used for
As entirely volunteer-led our costs are low, but we do need funds to cover website costs, training for the volunteers supporting people during the investigation, and any anticipated legal costs.
As we are less than a week old and were in response to an emerging and urgent need, we have yet to have a formal entity. This will follow. We will therefore publish on our website a running transparent log of where funds are spent from the monies raised.
Immediately and publicly accept that racism exists in Scottish Cricket.
Within the next week, setup a full independent investigation, that looks into the extent of the problem. This should also act as safe space for people to come forward with their experiences and complaints. Those who have experienced racism should be integral in the setting of the scope of that investigation.
Education for administrators, coaches, officials and committee members to be educated on anti-racism, and how to deal with allegations as they are raised.
Review Disciplinary procedures and penalties immediately to ensure racist behaviour (direct or institutional) is recorded as such and given appropriate sanction.
That all complaints and feedback within the investigation are acknowledged within five working days, along with clear and ongoing communication as to what happens next and when, throughout the process. That within a month, a dedicated counselling service is setup for those that have been affected by this issue, past and present. That within 12 months, all institutions have representation on all committees, groups and boards in key decision-making positions that is proportional to the playing base in that area.
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