An unbiased evaluation into allegations of racism in Scottish cricket has established the governance and management of the game, Cricket Scotland, to be institutionally racist.
The board at Cricket Scotland resigned on Sunday forward of the report’s publication in response to the findings and proposals from the evaluation.
Stoneywood-Dyce president Jan Stander believes sportscotland could be Scottish cricket’s silver lining.
Because of this funding physique sportscotland, which commissioned the report, has successfully taken management of Cricket Scotland’s operations till October 2023.
Stander, who has labored for each Cricket Scotland and sportscotland previously, believes the physique is greatest suited to deliver in regards to the essential adjustments not simply to cricket however to sport usually in Scotland.
The Stoneywood-Dyce player-coach stated: “I’m glad sportscotland will likely be main the way in which on this. I’ve had the advantage of working for each Cricket Scotland as coach of the under-15 facet and as an worker of sportscotland so I understand how they go about their work.
“No matter procedures are put in place by sportscotland will likely be carried out throughout the board in in all sports activities they work with, not simply cricket.
“With them main the adjustments that are clearly wanted it’s the one silver lining on what’s a darkish day for Scottish cricket.”
Accusations from Azeem Rafiq of racism throughout his time at Yorkshire led to former Scottish worldwide Majid Haq calling for an investigation into potential racism in Scottish cricket and the findings have been damning.
Former Scotland worldwide Stander is saddened accusations needed to be made earlier than adjustments could possibly be carried out.
He stated: “It’s a unhappy day for cricket to be highlighted this manner but it surely is a chance to result in actual change and forestall this from taking place once more in cricket or in sport usually.
“It’s important to ask your self – if the incidents at Yorkshire didn’t turn out to be public would we be the place we’re right now?
“It’s lots to soak up and is an actual eye-opener.
“Cricket is the primary sport to be highlighted on this manner however in the end this report will assist result in change not simply in different sports activities in Scotland however in the entire of the UK.
“As a governing physique I do know baby safety has all the time been an enormous focus and it’s often the case the place a excessive profile case round baby safety brings issues like this to the forefront.