25 Jul 2022

By: Sport Industry Group

Royal London, a UK-based mutual life and pensions provider, has published the first episode of The Changing Room, a three-part video series in partnership with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).


The new series will focus on inclusion in cricket, and how to overcome the discrimination issues that have overshadowed the sport in recent times.

The series will invite people from all walks of cricket, from professionals to grassroots, to speak about the challenges they face.

In the first episode, professional England men’s cricketer Chris Jordan joins former England player and President of Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, David ‘Syd’ Lawrence, to talk about their personal experiences of racial discrimination and what they believe needs to happen to make cricket a more inclusive sport

Chris Jordan commented, “Six months ago the World Cup obviously didn’t go our way. Social media was relentless for me. People felt I had a big part to do with that… The real change will come from within, we need to have real conversations and continue [people’s] education.”