General News | 21st April 2008
Notts Stars Sign ECB One Game Pledge
Notts bowlers Ryan Sidebottom and Stuart Broad have added their signatures to the One Game Pledge, an ECB initiative that celebrates the diversity of cricket.
A banner, signed by every member of the Notts squad, will be displayed in the reception area at Trent Bridge to demonstrate a commitment to a fully-inclusive game that celebrates the involvement of individuals regardless of their age, race, ability or gender.
England one-day Captain, Paul Collingwood, was one of the first to sign the pledge, along with the rest of the team at the sixth NatWest Series ODI at The Brit Oval in September.
David Collier, ECB chief executive, said: "The One Game project is a long-term investment by the ECB to further enhance equality in cricket. The hosting of the Twenty20 World Championships in 2009 gives us a great opportunity to show just how warm a welcome we can extend to the rest of the world.
"However, One Game won’t stop after the 2009 tournament; it will demonstrate cricket’s ongoing commitment to equality as a cornerstone of our sport.”
Notts supporters can sign the pledge by visiting the ECB website.