Essex Cricket begin preparation for an independent investigation


Essex Cricket will be working with Katharine Newton QC as it prepares to begin the independent investigation into the recent historic allegations of racism involving the Club.

Katharine Newton QC is an experienced and highly regarded practitioner who appears regularly in the employment tribunal, High Court and the appellate courts, including the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

Katharine Newton QC

Katharine Newton QC

Ms Newton has over 20 years’ practice in employment law and notably led the investigation into the allegations of race discrimination and bullying against the manager of the England Women football team in 2017.

Essex Cricket reiterated that the Club has a zero-tolerance policy towards racism and any form of discrimination.

The appointment of such an eminent legal figure underscores the Club’s determination that all allegations, regardless of when they took place, will be investigated thoroughly and independently.

A reporting channel has been set up for anyone who wishes to talk about their experiences with Essex Cricket. Anyone concerned can contact the Club, anonymously if they wish, by emailing [email protected].

Concerns can be also raised anonymously through a second channel by clicking here.