Cricket Scotland announces the resignation of Anjan Luthra as its Chairman
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Cricket Scotland announced last month that Anjan Luthra resigned as Non Executive Chairman with immediate effect. The organisation thanked Luthra for his hard work and input during his time as Chair.
In a statement released by Cricket Scotland, it mentioned: “Cricket Scotland can confirm the resignation of its Chair, Anjan Luthra, with immediate effect. Cricket Scotland will not comment further on his resignation, other than to thank Anjan for the considerable time and energy he has spent during his time on the Board. There will not be any response to the personal opinions that have been made public following his resignation.
“Cricket Scotland has been in constant contact with sportscotland throughout the day to put in place short term measures to enable the governing body to continue delivering its programmes of work, and we are appreciative of their continued support. This includes progressing the appointments of a fixed term Head for the “Changing The Boundaries” work and an interim Chief Executive Officer. The cricket season is less than four weeks away and there is much to be done, and the team remain fully focused on delivery in all areas.
“The independent investigation team, led by Harper MacLeod LLP and Sporting Equals, continue to work on the referrals process, with oversight from sportscotland. Cricket Scotland continues to support this process and will be ready to deal with these cases as they emerge from the investigations phase. It is in everyone’s interest that this process is brought to a conclusion as soon as possible.”
Earlier in February, Cricket Scotland’s new Anti-Racism and EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) Advisory Group met for the first time marking another key moment in the governing body’s Action Plan responding to the Changing The Boundaries report.
The Advisory Group are tasked with providing guidance and input into Cricket Scotland’s Anti-Racism and EDI Strategy and Delivery Plan. The group will report into a new Board EDI Sub-Committee, and will be chaired by Ajit Trivedi, Head of EDI at Dundee University and a board member of Cricket Scotland.
Members of the Cricket Scotland EDI Advisory Group include:
Chris Blake – Chair North Of Scotland Cricket Association
Lesley Gilmartin – Director LHH Recruitment
Lynne Glen – Scottish Disability Sport
Imran Khan – Phoenix Group
Abtaha Maqsood – Scotland Women’s International
Khadija Mohammed – University Of The West Of Scotland
Raza Sadiq – Glasgow Active Life Club
Atta Yaqub – EDI Manager, sportScotland