CRICKET Scotland has admitted it must do better as it launched a search for a new chief executive following accusations of the governing body being “institutionally racist”.

An ongoing independent review into Cricket Scotland is concurrently underway following accusations brought forth by former national team players Majid Haq and Qasim Sheikh.

Cricket Scotland stated it would welcome applications from people of “all backgrounds and communities” to help ensure that it “best represents those who are passionate about the game”.

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A statement added: “The organisation is particularly keen to encourage applications from people of colour, and disabled people – who are currently under-represented within Cricket Scotland.”

Interim chair Sue Strachan said: “We are looking for a leader with a proven track record, to take us through what will be an exciting but challenging period for our sport.

“As well as being a natural leader our new CEO must be able to ensure both the equity and inclusion of all key groups is fully considered when making strategic decisions.

“The new CEO must also be an ambassador for cricket in Scotland and above all demonstrate through their actions, and champion throughout the organisation, the values of Cricket Scotland.

“As an organisation we recognise the challenges of consistently putting these words into action – collectively we both want and need to do a better job.”

Previous chief executive Gus Mackay left his role at the end of February with sportscotland’s John Lunn installed in an interim role.

Former Zimbabwe international Mackay was appointed to the role of CEO in 2019 but was absent during the final few months of his tenure amid claims he presided over a bullying culture within the organisation.