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Equity, Diversity

& Inclusion

Everyone at Surrey County Cricket Club believes in Equity, Diversity & Inclusion within the sport. Cricket is a game for everyone.

Surrey County Cricket Club is located in one of the most diverse boroughs of London and we are committed to ensuring our Club’s values and actions reflect the broad diversity and culture that we reside in.

Our plan is to build on the strong foundation Surrey County Cricket Club (SCCC) and The Kia Oval have and drive the Club, even further, into a more welcoming and inclusive environment. The plan has short, medium and long-term priorities which will be reviewed at each Culture and Values Board meeting.

At the heart of the plan is repositioning SCCC as a social enterprise through the newly formed Culture & Values Board which will have delegated authority from the main Surrey CCC Board and will oversee the EDI and Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Plan as well as our community engagement programme.

The objectives of our EDI Plan are:

  • Creating a warmer welcome
  • Building a diverse community
  • Holding ourselves to account
  • Being the best neighbour

To view Surrey County Cricket Club’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Plan in full, please click below:

EDI Action Plan 2022

To view Surrey Cricket Foundation’s 2021 Impact Report, please click below:

2021 Impact Report

The ECB is committed to ensuring cricket is a game for everyone. Find out more about what they’re doing to break down barriers and ensure cricket is a truly inclusive and diverse sport.

The ECB 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.

Please read the full document below.

ECB's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Plan 2021

The ECB have published an ‘Inclusive Language Guide’ which hopes to empower readers to understand how everyday words, expressions, stereotypes, or assumptions can exclude people – either by design or by accident.

The ECB Inclusive Language Guide

The ECB have published a new Anti-Discrimination Code in 2022. This code ensures that any incidence of discrimination in the professional game, and in recreational leagues and clubs that fall under the ECB’s jurisdiction, and can be subject to disciplinary processes and sanctions.

Anti-Discrimination Code 2022