• Sexual consent training for England cricketers

    Every male and female professional cricketer in England and Wales have participated in a sexual consent workshop during the past 12 months.

    The workshops followed additional funding from the England and Wales Cricket Board to the Professional Cricketers’ Association’s personal development and welfare programme.

    ‘If you see something going on that potentially has consequences, I think as a senior player in the group that I would certainly be willing to confront that, whatever it was at the time, but I need to know the information before I do that, and now I do,’ said England ODI and T20I captain Eoin Morgan.

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    Earlier this year, former Worcestershire all-rounder Alex Hepburn was handed a five-year prison sentence after being found guilty of raping a sleeping woman.

    ‘We’re delighted to have been able to provide these sessions, and the feedback from our members has been hugely positive for what is a very emotional and delicate issue,’ added PCA director of development and welfare Ian Thomas.

    ‘These players operate at the pinnacle of our sport and are watched by millions of people week in, week out. It is therefore crucial that they have the required knowledge to continue to provide a good example for the general public, and young people in particular, in the way they conduct themselves.’

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