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Cricket to support social media boycott

30 Apr 2021
Cricket to support social media boycott

From 3pm on Friday 30 April to 11.59pm on Monday 3 May, the NCCA will be silent across social media platforms standing shoulder to shoulder with other sporting bodies to challenge the online abuse and discrimination faced by any individuals involved in professional sport. 

 

Tom Harrison, ECB Chief Executive Officer, said: “As a sport, we are united in our commitment to fight racism and we will not tolerate the kind of discriminatory abuse that has become so prevalent on social media platforms.

 

“We’re proud to add our voice to all those across sport who are sending the message that more can, and must, be done to eradicate online hate.

 

“Social media can play a very positive role in sport, widening its audience and connecting fans with their heroes in a way that was never possible before. However, players and supporters alike must be able to use these platforms safe in the knowledge they do not risk the prospect of facing appalling abuse.”

 

We hope the silence will raise awareness to online hate and show that there is no place for discrimination online.

 

The National Counties Cricket is focused on bringing more diversity to the game, to create a safe and welcoming environment for all to enjoy. 

 

Read more from the PCA here

 

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