We've appointed two new recruits to help develop our work in cricket.
Former England, Surrey, Kent and Hampshire cricketer, Michael Carberry will take up the role of Cricket Project Director.
Tom Brown, who has spent the last four years researching talent ID and development in the sport, joins as Cricket Project Manager.
Together, they will review the issues and consult with key stakeholders, informing the direction of Kick it Out’s work in cricket, following the announcement of an exploratory partnership between the anti-discrimination charity and the English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) earlier this year.
The ECB donated £100,000 to this partnership which will identify and address the challenges for people from underrepresented groups within the game, matching a donation from Kick It Out’s long-term partner, Sky.
Building on Kick It Out’s strategic approach, the partnership will initially focus on four key pillars: Voice, Skills, Talent, Data. The project will explore ideas and issues that fall under each pillar, developing tangible actions that will have real impact, supporting the ECB and wider game of cricket to become a game where everyone belongs. Kick It Out will also challenge all aspects of discrimination, unfair practices and conduct at all levels of cricket, while also helping to provide sustainable solutions.