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— 26 November 2021

In response to the publication of the game-wide action plan by the England and Wales Cricket Board today, the Club makes the following statement:

Professor The Lord Patel of Bradford OBE, Chair of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, said:

“It’s essential that the cricketing community comes together under strong leadership to tackle the issues of discrimination and racism which have been highlighted in recent weeks. We are supportive of all measures which make our sport better and welcome the agreed collective plan as a step on the road to recovery, including the important need for resources.

“We will work alongside the ECB and the other counties to take ownership of what we need to do, conscious that the problems are complex and long-term. Time will be needed for the actions to have a genuine, demonstrable and positive impact on the game we love, and the proof will be through implementation at a County and local level.

“We are aware that the ECB will be monitoring progress across the game. We recognise that significant change is required at Yorkshire County Cricket Club and are committed to taking action. I am determined to make sure that we learn from the mistakes of the past so that we can become a Club which people can trust”.