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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)

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We’re committed to ensuring cricket is a game for everyone

The whole of cricket is delivering a wide-ranging Action Plan to fight discrimination and become more inclusive, including:

  • Increasing the understanding & education of equity, diversity & inclusion (EDI) across all levels of cricket.
  • Reviewing dressing room cultures in professional teams (domestic & international).
  • Removing barriers in talent pathways to aid the progress of people from diverse backgrounds into professional teams.
  • Creating a welcoming environment for all, including tackling abusive crowd behaviour & upgraded education across the whole game.

If you would like to report a concern that you have witnessed or experienced, please contact us.

Our EDI Action Plan

Somerset Cricket Foundation, in partnership with Somerset County Cricket Club, has developed its own EDI Strategy and Action Plan to compliment the ECB’s actions to improve the EDI landscape across cricket communities.

Our Mission

To take the game to all, making it safe inspiring and inclusive, building a continuing legacy.

Our vision

To positivity impact the lives of all people in Somerset through Cricket.

Our 2024 ambition

Cricket in Somerset will be thriving through strong engagement with varied opportunities for all communities.

All people will feel they belong and connected to cricket in Somerset.

Fully embed EDI in our culture and practices.

Our 5 key areas

ECB Commitment

The ECB is committed to ensuring cricket is a game for everyone; breaking down barriers and ensuring cricket is a truly inclusive and diverse sport. They have launched their own Equity, Diversion and Inclusion Plan which aims to:

  • Empower people to make positive change across cricket.
  • Build diverse teams that reflect the communities they serve.
  • Develop inclusive environments where everyone feels welcome and safe.
  • Lead with accountability and commitment.

To find out how to access the ECB EDI resources hub please click here.

The ECB are actively encouraging anyone involved in cricket – at any level – to report any discrimination they experience or witness through their anonymous reporting scheme.

Somerset Cricket Foundation EDI Case studies

Somerset County Cricket Club EDI Case studies

SCF, SCCC & BaxterStorey teaching Super 1s players new skills

SCF, SCCC & BaxterStorey teaching Super 1s players new skills

Somerset Cricket Foundation, Somerset County Cricket Club and SCCC’s Official Catering Partner, BaxterStorey joined forces recently to offer a number of Lord’s Taverners Super 1s players the chance to experience a food masterclass.

Inclusion match a great success again in 2022

Inclusion match a great success again in 2022

The Inclusion Match event is run every year in conjunction with the Somerset Cricket Foundation and is designed to recognize the achievements of those with a disability or additional needs playing cricket in the county.

England Women inspire local cricketers

England Women inspire local cricketers

Ahead of the highly anticipated Test match between England and South Africa,members of the England squad visited local clubs to meet some of the region’s young cricketers.

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