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Scotland cricket board resigns en masse following racism report

Scottish all-time leading wicket-taker Majid Haq implicated panel of being ‘institutionally racist’

The board of the Scottish cricket federation surrendered en masse on Sunday adhering to complaints of institutional bigotry in a damning independent evaluation which results from be released on Monday.

” The Board of Cricket Scotland has actually surrendered. We will certainly operate in collaboration with @sportscotland with instant impact to make sure ideal administration, management & & assistance remains in area for sporting activity in the days in advance,” Cricket Scotland tweeted on Sunday.

The evaluation was appointed after Scotland’s all-time leading wicket-taker Majid Haq informed Skies Sports Information that Cricket Scotland was “institutionally racist”.

Haq’s previous team-mate Qasim Sheikh stated he had actually likewise endured racist misuse.

In its resignation letter Cricket Scotland stated it was “really sorry” and also apologised to “everybody that has actually experienced bigotry, or any kind of various other type of discrimination” while playing the video game in Scotland.

” The evaluation has actually attained an unrivaled degree of involvement and also our team believe it will certainly be really transformative, not simply for Cricket Scotland and also the sporting activity of cricket, yet it will certainly offer a watershed minute for Scottish sporting activity and also culture as a whole,” created the board.

” Our team believe we have to currently tip apart to make it possible for the needed development to be made in the coming months.”

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