The whole of cricket is delivering a wide-ranging Action Plan to fight discrimination & become more inclusive, including:
- Increasing the understanding & education of equity, diversity & inclusion (EDI) across all levels of cricket.
- Reviewing dressing room cultures in professional teams (domestic & international).
- Removing barriers in talent pathways to aid the progress of people from diverse backgrounds into professional teams.
- Creating a welcoming environment for all, including tackling abusive crowd behaviour & upgraded education across the whole game.
Kent Cricket has set-up its own EDI Policy & Action Plan to compliment ECB’s actions to improve the EDI landscape across cricket in the county.
View Kent Cricket’s EDI Action Plan (June 2023)
- Giving everyone in Kent a reason to a smile through the power of cricket at the heart of the community.
- We believe everyone in Kent should be able to have a high quality & entertaining experience of cricket that is accessible to all.
Our 2024 Ambition:
- More people from more diverse backgrounds than ever before will be watching, playing or following cricket.
Kent Cricket's four key priorities:
We will work tirelessly to ensure everyone feels safe, comfortable, welcome, included & that they belong at Kent Cricket.
We will educate & build awareness around EDI & celebrate diversity as a key driver of our future growth.
We will build a diverse & inclusive leadership model, staff team & infrastructures & show everyone that cricket really is a game for everyone.
We will level up the opportunities for everyone across Kent & our London Boroughs to develop their cricketing skills & be the best they can be.
View Kent Cricket’s EDI Policy (January 2023)
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Kent Cricket Community Trust (KCCT) & Community Team
Cricket has a unique ability to connect communities & improve lives. It is a sport that transcends generations & has the ability to reach beyond a diverse range of social boundaries in a way that few other sports do.
Kent Cricket Community Trust (KCCT) aims to make a positive impact in Our Community by engaging with individuals & social groups that can become, & often do feel, isolated.
Kent Cricket’s Community Team aims to have thriving cricket clubs & schools at the heart of the community providing a high-quality experience which is accessible to all; with an ambition to inspire a generation to say that ‘Cricket is a game for me’.
We stand against discrimination in all its forms & are committed to ensuring that cricket is a game for everyone.
Report discrimination [via ECB]
Any reports will then be reviewed by either Kent Cricket or the ECB depending on where it has been reported & investigated by the relevant cricket organisation.
Kent Cricket is committed to developing a culture where it is safe & acceptable for all those involved in our sport to raise concerns about unacceptable practice & misconduct.
Whistle blowing can involve sharing potentially vital information about health & safety risks, environmental factors, fraud, harm of children or adults at risk, or covering up for someone.
It is the duty of everyone within Kent Cricket to speak up about genuine concerns & disclose them.
This Policy applies to all Kent Cricket employees, volunteers, coaches, players, clubs & board members.
View Kent Cricket’s Whistle Blowing Policy (January 2023)