‘Tone deaf’: Cricket Scotland’s reaction to racism report decried by campaigners

Recently appointed chair Anjan Luthra hails ‘impressive work’Players’ lawyer says update on report is ‘tone deaf and arrogant’

Anti-racism campaigners have described a report into Cricket Scotland’s reaction to the diagnosis last year of institutional racism, which the organisation labelled a “detailed, transparent and frank assessment”, as “tone deaf and arrogant” and full of “empty soundbites”.

The update was written by the Cricket Scotland chair, Anjan Luthra, who was appointed last October, two months after the publication of a report on racism in the Scottish game that was so damning it prompted the organisation’s entire board to resign. Luthra concluded that “a lot of impressive work has been conducted”, leading to him being “incredibly optimistic about the long-term future”. The formation of an EDI (equality, diversity and inclusion) board sub-committee, and the creation of an anti-racism and EDI advisory group reporting to the sub-committee, were used as examples of progress made.

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