For several years cricket in Wales has been working hard at making our game ever more inclusive and diverse.

This work has now been joined together in a single strategy and with even more ambitious aims our pledge is to:

Transform Cricket in Wales into a place where everyone feels they are respected, belong and are treated fairly’

CLICK HERE to view our EDI Strategy in full 

CLICK HERE to read about our work in the community 

CLICK HERE to see our 2022-24 EDI plan. 

CLICK HERE to read our 2023-24 EDI report.

The recreational and professional game has worked closely since Autumn 2021 to produce a coherent joint plan to clearly articulate the commitment and intention to embed equity, diversity and inclusion within cricket.  

Glamorgan Cricket and Cricket Wales have :

  • Delivered a joint workshop (Nov 21) where subject matter experts, funders and those engaged with inclusion work considered the proposed plans for Cricket Wales and Glamorgan Cricket. The workshop also heard powerful lived experience testimony from two individuals involved in cricket in Wales.

  • Drafted an overarching joint EDI strategy and supporting enabling action plan which supports and embeds key points from the ECB Diversity & Inclusion 12-point plan.

  • Glamorgan Cricket has also engaged with the Investors in Diversity programme as an industry-wide standard and joined Cricket Wales in initiating an EDI sub-committee.

With extensive specific tactics and actions identified, the strategy is underpinned by three key strands:

  • Support and Education for the workforce (paid and volunteer) to drive positive change in Wales
  • Creating diverse teams and ensuring we have the fairest possible pathway
  • Making Cricket Venues – both recreational clubs and Sophia Gardens - feel like home to our diverse communities

Glamorgan and Cricket Wales are working to ensure that cricket is welcoming to all and have taken some keys steps to this end:

  • An Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Sub-Committee has been created, to improve the Club’s insight and impact on diverse communities in Wales. This is chaired by nominated board member Rezwan Hassan.
  • Glamorgan has partnered with Investors in Diversity with the aim to gain accredited status with their UK standard; this involves a range of surveys to staff, stakeholders and further surveys to service users.
  • Glamorgan has been recognized as a Business in the Community Cymru, Responsible Business Champion in late 2020 in the Diversity & Inclusion category.
  • Held joint workshops with Cricket Wales to key stakeholders and sector-leading experts presenting our mutual journeys so far in diversity and inclusion in cricket and seeking feedback on plans as well as priorities and strategy.
  • The NCC is increasingly being used by community groups from ethnic minority backgrounds. Examples recently include resettled Afghans, Newport Yemenis, Sikh communities, many inner-city clubs and other itinerant coaches.
  • The schools visit programme has restarted, many of which are being delivered to highly populated areas of ethnic minorities in Cardiff.
  • Trained both full-time and casual staff to make sure they are culturally more aware and clear about discrimination. We want our 'Warm Welsh Welcome' to be truly inclusive and have partnered with Diverse Cymru, the ECB Diversity Leadership Programme and used lived experiences of notable speakers to support the development.
  • Made our Talent Pathway as transparent as possible by employing key coaches of South Asian ethnicity into our pathway, taking out costs for parents, appointing a lead for our Women's and Girl's Talent Pathway and appointing a Diversity Champion to seek talent in non-mainstream areas.
  • Diversified the range of cultural activities at the stadium by hosting an Iftar and Diwali celebration as well as a Ramadan tape ball league.
  • Improved a range of facilities at Sophia Gardens including the provision of accessible seating, food and beverage offering catering to all faiths and cultures, and the availability of facilities such as multi-faith rooms and alcohol-free zones and improved our toilet provision.


View the 2023 Diversity Calendar HERE.


There is absolutely no place for discrimination in cricket in Wales. If you are aware of or witness discrimination at any level of cricket in our game, you can report it directly to the ECB.

Reporting discrimination will help us to ensure cricket is a welcoming, inclusive, and diverse game for everyone.


To tell the ECB about something you have been subjected to or witnessed, click HERE.





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