Scotland cricket board resigns over racism report

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The board of the Scottish cricket federation resigned en masse on Sunday following accusations of insti-tutional racism in a damning independent review which is due to be published on Monday.

“The Board of Cricket Scotland has resigned. We will work in partnership with @sportscotland with immediate effect to ensure appropriate governance, leadership & support is in place for sport in the days ahead,” Cricket Scotland tweeted on Sunday.

The review was commissioned last year by Sport Scotland, the national funding body, after Scotland’s all-time leading wicket-taker Majid Haq told Sky Sports News that Cricket Scotland was “institution-ally racist”.

Haq’s former team-mate Qasim Sheikh said he had also suffered racist abuse. In its resignation letter to the interim chief executive, the Cricket Scotland board said it was “truly sorry” and apologised to “everyone who has experienced racism, or any other form of discrimination” while playing the game in Scotland.—APP

 

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