Two former umpires accuse ECB of institutional racism, call for independent investigation by UK rights commission
John Holder, who stood in 11 Tests and 19 one-day internationals in nearly 30 years as a professional umpire, and Ismail Dawood, who stood on the ECB reserve list and umpired first-class matches, said it was vital to have an inquiry "to challenge organisations like the ECB".
Mings made it clear that hiring someone from the BAME community should not be for appearances sake and he stressed only a viable candidate would be deserving of the role.
James, whose father is Jamaican, is impressed by the Premier League’s support of the Black Lives Matter movement and England forward Raheem Sterling’s comments about under-representation in coaching roles.
Increased diversity in leadership, a game-wide anti-discrimination charter and a bursary scheme for young black coaches were among initiatives the ECB announced.
Premier League, Football League and PFA launch initiative to increase number of BAME coaches in English football
Sterling’s comments are backed up by figures which show only six head coaches in England’s 92 clubs are from the BAME community. More than a quarter of players in the Premier League are either black or mixed race.
Aftermath of George Floyd killing: Across the pond, Britain grapples with its racist past, from town square to boardroom
Britain’s uneasy confrontation with its racist history moved from statues in town squares to corporate boardrooms this week, as two prominent British firms, Lloyd’s of London and Greene King, announced they would make amends for their involvement in the slave trade in the 18th and 19th centuries
Premier League: Manchester City attacker Raheem Sterling calls for nine-point penalty in instances of racist abuse from fans
Sterling said punishment for racist abuse should start with an automatic nine-point deduction for clubs and three games behind closed doors rather than the current system of fines
Former Arsenal player and equal opportunity advocate Sol Campbell named as manager of League Two side Macclesfield
Sol Campbell's desire to take charge of a team has seen him agree an 18-month contract with tiny Macclesfield, who are currently rooted to the bottom of League Two — the lowest of England's four professional divisions.
When the Football Association of England announced on Tuesday that they will be adopting their own version of the 'Rooney Rule', it was certainly a step towards the right direction.