What is One Game?
One Game is an ECB campaign to ensure that the game of cricket is open to as many people as possible, regardless of age, race, ability or gender.
Aims of One Game
- Ensure cricket in England and Wales is accessible to all communities
- Ensure that ECB policies and practices at every level of the sport are open, transparent and inclusive
- Ensure a welcoming atmosphere at international and domestic cricket matches, and at all cricketing activities across the country
- Demonstrate that whether the game is played in the street, playground, stadium, park, or club - it’s still One Game
A key part of the One Game project is the One Game Pledge which everyone in cricket is invited to sign as a public declaration of their commitment to a fully inclusive game.
Delivering One Game
The ECB educate and train cricket clubs and organisations to:
- Ensure all people in cricket understand their responsibilities, comply with ECB statutory obligations and recognise the benefits of inclusion and diversity
- Facilitate staff, volunteers and participants to respect and value each other’s similarities and differences
Inclusion and diversity in cricket
The ECB has identified six core principles that underpin our sport. We expect all cricket clubs and organisations to be committed to these Principles of One Game:
These are explored further below:
We welcome and embrace all people to participate and we want to provide cricket that is affordable, flexible to meet people’s different needs, such as changing lifestyles, through the provision of appropriate opportunities, equipment and facilities.
Valuing cultural diversity
We believe in recognising and celebrating the differences between groups of people and between individuals and we want cricket to reflect the make-up of communities in England and Wales.
We want to ensure that all members of the community have a chance to shape the future of cricket and their involvement in it through consultation and communication and through this ensure they are proud and passionate about the game of cricket.
Opportunities for all
We want to embrace all people in cricket. We know that some people have less opportunity than others to participate fully in cricket and we believe that we should identify barriers and take steps to address them. This may mean treating people differently in order to help them have the same chance to take part in cricket.
Respecting all people
We believe that all cricket should take place in an environment free from discriminatory, harassing or anti-social behaviour or language of any kind and we believe in respect for all people.