Players supporting ‘moments of unity’ will be a large part of the England Cricket Board’s objective of driving away all forms of racism from the game. The first instance of this objective will be the first round of the LV= Insurance County Championship. The announcement came after discussions with Professional Cricketers’ Association.
“It is intended that these moments will provide a point at which the game comes together and shows solidarity in its commitment to eradicate any form of discrimination from cricket. Individual teams and players will be able to choose how to take part and express support for this important message.” an ECB statement read.
This is another move after the ECB announced its Anti-Discrimination Code of Conduct that will be followed in all leagues under its jurisdiction.
“We remain absolutely committed in our resolve to stamp out any form of discrimination and to make the game more inclusive and diverse.” ECB chief executive officer, Tom Harrison said. “The new Anti-Discrimination Code of Conduct sends a clear message that any discriminatory behaviour will be dealt with through disciplinary processes and sanctions.”