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YCB POLICY STATEMENT ON ANTI-RACISM AND RACE EQUALITY

•The YCB is opposed to all forms of racism and are committed towards the elimination of racism at all levels of sport and to address issues of racial inequality.
•The YCB acknowledges that racial disadvantage and discrimination are still present in the sport and are key factors which influence the nature and the extent of the Black and Ethnic Minorities communities and individuals.
•The YCB acknowledges that the elimination of racial disadvantages and discrimination from cricket is an on-going task and alongside its commitment to working towards the elimination of racism, it will also take positive action to meet the cricketing needs and aspirations of Yorkshire Black and Ethnic Minority communities and individuals.
•The YCB will encourage all affiliated leagues and organisations to have a strategy in place to inform their membership of their own anti-racism commitment and that existing procedures in place are used to take disciplinary action against players and officials who racially abuse other players, officials or spectators during matches
•YCB expects all member leagues, associations and clubs to incorporate this statement and policy and the ECB open membership rule into their rules and regulations. Clubs/Leagues/Associations not adopting it , will not be eligible for any grant application.