The Independent Commission for Equity on Cricket (ICEC) has launched its public Call for Evidence asking for everyone in cricket to share their perceptions and experiences of discrimination and inclusion in cricket.
Cricket is under intense scrutiny right now and it is clear that substantial action needs to be taken to address inequalities in the game.
In March 2021 the ECB set up the ICEC to look at issues of diversity, inclusion and equity in cricket, at all levels and in all roles. The reason for the Commission has never been more important than now and their public Call for Evidence is now live.
Over the coming months the ICEC will evaluate the state of equity in cricket. Examining discrimination and identifying opportunities to tackle the problems. The Commission, which is fully independent of the ECB, will also identify good practice in the game that can be learnt from, shared, and improved.
The evidence gathered will inform a landmark, independent report, set to be published in the summer of 2022, which will include evidence-based recommendations.
The ECB is committed to using the ICEC to learn from those involved in the game what changes need to put in place make cricket a truly inclusive and equitable sport. So that all communities and individuals feel a sense of belonging with the game which can play such a positive role in people’s lives.
The Call for Evidence process starts with an anonymous online survey that anyone can complete and is an opportunity for everyone involved in cricket to tell the ICEC their views on the culture in the game.
The survey will help the ICEC understand if everyone has the same opportunities to play, progress, coach or umpire, regardless of their gender, race, social class. It will help the Commission consider if anyone is advantaged or disadvantaged because of who they are rather than how well they do?
The ICEC wants to hear from anyone who has a connection, or a past connection, to cricket. Whether a recreational player or a professional, volunteer, employee, coach, umpire, parent or a fan, the ICEC needs to hear from you.
To learn more about the ICEC go here https://theicec.com/
It is important to note that the ICEC is fully independent of the ECB and the survey is anonymous