According to the group in charge of the independent evaluation of the governing body, Cricket Scotland’s governance and leadership processes are “institutionally discriminatory.” The investigation verified that there were 448 instances of institutional racism, and 62% of survey participants said they had either encountered, seen, or been made aware of such instances.

During the review phase, we have seen the courage of so many individuals come forward to tell the tales that influenced their life. The truth is that the organization’s leadership was unable to see the issues and, as a result, allowed a culture of racially aggravating microaggressions to grow.

“It missed the necessity to build clear reporting, investigation, and case management mechanisms to handle occurrences of racism and discrimination,” said one reviewer. “It didn’t address the lack of diversity at board and staff level.” A day before the report was released, the board of Cricket Scotland issued an apology and announced its resignation, saying that the needed reform and problem resolution were “unachievable” within the suggested timeframe.

Majid Haq, one of the nation’s all-time greatest wicket-takers, said that Cricket Scotland was “institutionally racist,” prompting the review’s initiation. Both players said they were treated unfairly because of the colour of their skin. Qasim Sheikh, Haq’s former teammate, also came up about the mistreatment he had endured.

Additional findings included the absence of anti-racist or equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) training for the board, employees, volunteers, players, coaches, or umpires, as well as the absence of a system for managing racist events. According to the assessment, individuals who voiced concerns were “sidelined and dismissed.”