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Scotland cricket captain says 'things need to change' after race review

Cricket Scotland was found to be 'institutionally racist' following an independent review published on Monday.

Scotland cricket captain Richie Berrington says ‘things need to change’ after race review STV News

Scotland’s national cricket team captain has said “things need to change” following an independent review which found the sport to be “institutionally racist”.

Richie Berrington, who was named captain of the national team in June 2022, has said changes must be made after Cricket Scotland was placed in special measures by sportscotland until at least October 2023 following the report.

It comes after the review, which was published by Plan4Sport on Monday, found 448 examples which demonstrated institutional racism.

Richie Berrington has now said things need to change in the sport, in what he has called an “important time for Scottish cricket on and off the field”.

He told STV News: “Of course we are all aware of what happened on Monday and yes, it’s been a challenging and difficult time for everyone involved.

“As I’ve said before, we fully support the changes that have been put in place.

“We’ll play our part to support that and do everything we can to make sure the sport can move forward from here and be in a better place.

“We have that support around us now.

“It’s a very important time for Scottish cricket on and off the field, and as I’ve said we will do everything we can to make the necessary changes and support that as much as we can.

“I think we’ve seen from the findings that there are things that need to change, and there are things that we need to do better, and we fully support what has come out in the review.”

Cricket Scotland described the report as a “watershed moment” for the sport and said it is “clear” that “significant cultural change” must happen.