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Stand-in Cricket Scotland chief Gordon Arthur meets Majid Haq and Qasim Sheikh

Stand-in Cricket Scotland chief executive Gordon Arthur has had “very constructive” meetings with racism whistleblowers Majid Haq and Qasim Sheikh.Former Scotland players Haq and Sheikh raised far-reaching racism grievances against Cricket Scotland, leading to widespread resignations amid a damning independent review.Mr Arthur met Haq and Sheikh at Scotland’s Twenty20 game with New Zealand in Edinburgh on Wednesday and apologised to the duo.Cricket Scotland has been placed into special measures after an independent review published on Monday identified 448 instances of institutional racism, while Haq and Shiekh’s lawyer branded players’ refusal to speak out in response as “deeply shameful”.“Gordon Arthur has...
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Racism in cricket: Qasim Sheikh & Majid Haq welcome independent review

Former international Qasim Sheikh has welcomed a racism inquiry being taken out of Cricket Scotland's hands, saying it removes suspicions of a "whitewash". The batter is part of a group aiming to help "drive the change" he says is required, with Sportscotland leading an independent review into racism claims. He...
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Racism in cricket: Majid Haq & Qasim Sheikh want more to be done in Scotland

Record wicket-taker Majid Haq has called for an inquiry into racism in Scottish cricket as both he and former team-mate Qasim Sheikh revealed they had suffered abuse in their careers. Haq, 38, represented Scotland on more than 200 occasions but did not play again after being sent home from the...