PCA PRESS RELEASE
The PCA has issued the following statement following historical tweets from England and Sussex bowler Ollie Robinson.
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Following historical tweets from England and Sussex cricketer Ollie Robinson, the Professional Cricketers’ Association reiterates that it does not condone any discriminatory behaviour, and is committed to educating members on all forms of discrimination.
Since these tweets were posted, Ollie has received specific workshops and education to challenge opinions and behaviours surrounding discrimination, and the PCA will continue to offer advice, guidance and support to Ollie.
The PCA’s Personal Development and Welfare Programme has grown and developed in recent years with greater emphasis on educating young players which now starts with regular sessions with academy players.
In addition, in 2020 the PCA formed an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Working Group, which aims to ensure that professional cricketers work in an inclusive environment protected from discrimination, where every player is actively supported and included, and has the knowledge and support necessary to challenge any form of discrimination.
The PCA continues to work closely with the ECB, first-class counties and women’s regional centres to remind its members of the requirements and behaviours demanded of a professional cricketer.