Changes at Edgbaston to make cricket ‘safe and welcome for all’

Before the English-Indian Edgbaston test, the Sunday Times reported that European Central Bank officials were concerned about the violent and anti-social behavior of fans in the stands fueled by excess cocaine and alcohol consumption.

To deal with the same, authorities have worked on a number of measures, said Warwickshire CCC CEO Stuart Kane, who was present at the venue on Friday.

“We did a number of things the first time here,” Cain said.

“We have the alcohol-free beds behind us. All the bars are alcohol-free as well around the floor. Beer and soft drink options are on them. We’ve opened up multi-religious rooms. We’ve also opened up sensory rooms for people who might just need somewhere to take a break from the noise and the craziness.”

England Cricket’s measures were in line with their plans to ensure more families with children attended the matches. In Cain’s words, to ensure that anyone in any area of ​​life “feels welcome to come and enjoy cricket”.

He also explained how they changed the way they responded to issues on the ground.

“With our app now, if anyone feels intimidated or there are things they don’t like, you can literally press a button and report the incident and within minutes, the host will come down and sort it out,” Cain said.

Quite a few cricket officials in England believe, as reported by The Times, that cricket could face problems similar to what football did at the end of the men’s European Championship last year. The county chiefs have also warned those who attend matches of the consequences of their actions leading to life bans.

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