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‘We need to do better’ says Cricket Scotland as search is launched for a new CEO

Cricket Scotland have started the recruitment process amid an ongoing independent review into the organisation, following allegations of institutional racism.

The governing body stated it will welcome applications from all communities and backgrounds to make sure Cricket Scotland better represents "those who are passionate about the game". 

Following racism allegations from former national players Majid Haq and Qasim Sheikh, an independent inquiry was launched to investigate the claims.
While Cricket Scotland awaits the findings, the organisation is on the lookout for a new chief executive officer.
Interim chair Sue Strachan said: "We are looking for a leader with a proven track record, to take us through what will be an exciting but challenging period for our sport.
"As well as being a natural leader our new CEO must be able to ensure both the equity and inclusion of all key groups is fully considered when making strategic decisions.
"The new CEO must also be an ambassador for cricket in Scotland and above all demonstrate through their actions, and champion throughout the organisation, the values of Cricket Scotland.
"As an organisation we recognise the challenges of consistently putting these words into action - collectively we both want and need to do a better job."
Gus Mackay, who was the previous chief executive, left his position at the end of February 2022 with SportScotland's John Lunn given the role on an interim basis.
Mackay, who is a former Zimbabwe international, was appointed in October 2019 but was absent from the organisation for the final months amid claims of a bullying culture within Cricket Scotland.
A statement from the governing body added: "The organisation is particularly keen to encourage applications from people of colour, and disabled people - who are currently under-represented within Cricket Scotland."

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