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The ECB publishes its reaction to the ICEC report and declares its intention to “change the game.”

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) claims it wants “to change the game” as it publishes its reaction to a report revealing racism, misogyny, classism, and elitism in the sport.

According to the Independent Commission for Equity in Cricket (ICEC), discrimination in cricket is “widespread” in England and Wales.

The ECB answer acknowledges “most” of the 44 suggestions in the ICEC study.

They include the establishment of an independent gaming regulator.

“The ICEC report was a massive moment for the sport and a responsibility we take extremely seriously, to bring about the changes we all want to see,” ECB CEO Richard Gould said.

“We think we are on a journey to try to change history in terms of what cricket looks like and will look like.”

When the report was released in June, one of the recommendations was for the ECB to deliver an unqualified public apology for its mistakes, which chairman Richard Thompson did right away.

“I want to double down on our apology to those we have let down and discriminated against,” Thompson said on Monday.


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