PCA Racism Awareness Campaign
Cricket in England has benefited from a rich mix of ethnic diversity and, fortunately, cases of racism in the County and International game have been very few and far between. Nevertheless, it is the aim of the PCA to ensure that racism is given no opportunity to take root in the game.
First class cricketers, whether on the County or International stages, are role models, and as such, owe a duty of care not only to each other, but also to the cricket watching public. Children are the future of our sport and the example set by players today will forge the character of cricketers in years to come.
The PCA is driven not only by its duty to uphold the rights of its members, but by an overriding social responsibility to all those involved in the game of cricket and, a determination to keep racism out of our sport.
The PCA will be working together with the ECB and County clubs on how best to manage any incidents of racist behaviour, whether on or off the field. It is the responsibility of players, spectators and officials to report any such incidents.
“With other sports having high profile, recent cases of racism, the PCA message is timely and clear. The game has a well-known reputation for strong on-field sportsmanship, but there are always lines that should not be crossed on or off the field. Racism is one of them, it’s just not acceptable” - Mark Ramprakash, 24 January 2012
“Cricket has a global multi-cultural society reflecting the general population and an ability to bridge social divides and prejudices. This acts as a reminder to all within cricket and the wider society that racism of any kind is unacceptable." - Vikram Solanki, PCA Chairman, 24 January 2012
Click here to see the PCA Racism Awareness advert.
Click here to read the ICC's Anti-Racism Code