Sussex Cricket is proud to announce that it has signed the Muslim Athlete Pledge to demonstrate its commitment to equality and diversity for all.
The pledge is a commitment to recognise the needs of Muslim cricketers, fans and staff within the game and is part of our wider focus on delivering equality and diversity at all levels of the sport.
It is the beginning of a journey to be fully accredited with the Nujum Sports Athlete Charter, designed to help us strengthen our voice and zero tolerance approach to any form of discrimination.
Sussex Cricket CEO, Rob Andrew, said: “We believe this is a positive step for us as a club and is integral to supporting the work we already do in building a sport that is equal for all.
“By understanding the needs of our Muslim players, staff and fans, we can help to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and appreciated.”
Sussex Head Coach, Paul Farbrace, his coaching team and the first team players and will also be taking part in an educational workshop hosted by Nujum Sports at The 1st Central County Ground in March.
Nujum Sports CEO and Founder, Ebadur Rahman added: “On signing the pledge, Sussex Cricket is joining a positive movement of solidarity, equality and recognition of the contribution Muslims make in their respective clubs and teams.
“Nujum is here to support professional clubs and their players to contribute positively to their equality and diversity agenda.
“We are here to help them aspire to be even more inclusive and build on the passion and love we have four our respective clubs, players and fans.”