ECB ICEC Report Response: Statement from Western Storm

The ECB has today published its response to the ICEC’s report into discrimination within cricket in England and Wales.

The ICEC report made for uncomfortable reading, and we reiterate our acknowledgement to the people who were brave enough to voice their experiences.

We support our governing body’s stance that there is no place for discrimination or exclusion in any form within cricket. We will continue to uphold our responsibility as individuals, and collectively as partner organisations, to ensure cricket is a game for everyone, no matter how they wish to participate. We are committed to driving change where needed across our region, and we will continue to work collaboratively with the ECB to ensure that our objectives are met.


We are aware that there is still much to do to achieve the goal of cricket being the most inclusive sport in the country. Through the commitment, effort and contribution of our colleagues and partners we are determined to make cricket in the South West a sport for everyone to enjoy.

We are working closely with all of our stakeholders and if you wish to raise a concern about discrimination, the following  dedicated email address has been specifically created in order for you to do so: or you can write to Jaie Goddard, Head of People and Culture, Somerset County Cricket Club, The Cooper Associates County Ground, St James Street, Taunton, TA1 1JT. All concerns will be appropriately investigated following the relevant procedures.