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Joined: April 28th, 2014, 12:12 am

September 5th, 2016, 6:10 pm #1

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/37276586

These "appointments" welcome &/or overdue as they may be can only recommendations to be ratified at the AGM?

https://yorkshireccc.com/news/view/5106 ... rd-members

The club's announcement.
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Joined: August 20th, 2013, 11:26 am

September 5th, 2016, 6:22 pm #2

This was cited as one of he reasons to reject GB`s nomination last year, in that we have to have a female and an asian on the board. Political correctness gone mad!! They have not been proposed on their merits or otherwise, but just to appease the pc fans.
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Joined: June 3rd, 2014, 8:54 pm

September 5th, 2016, 6:48 pm #3

Why are these appointments considered an example of political correctness? Surely, political correctness is white, middle-aged males continually insisting on appointing other (often deeply mediocre) white, middle-aged males to board positions.

And, if we are talking about appointing on merit, at least the two people appointed today didn't single handedly almost destroy the club in the 1980s.
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Joined: August 7th, 2014, 4:58 pm

September 5th, 2016, 6:59 pm #4

I think we've had this debate before. Political Correctness is a term used by our right wing press to disparage and ridicule any attempt to promote fairness and equality. I don't know the credentials of the new members, but I'm sure they must have the skills the chairman is looking for. I'm in the "anyone but Boycott" camp so I'll leave it at that.
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Joined: September 3rd, 2014, 1:34 pm

September 5th, 2016, 6:59 pm #5

Why are these appointments considered an example of political correctness? Surely, political correctness is white, middle-aged males continually insisting on appointing other (often deeply mediocre) white, middle-aged males to board positions.

And, if we are talking about appointing on merit, at least the two people appointed today didn't single handedly almost destroy the club in the 1980s.
Don't know the individuals concerned, but they sound like good, forward-looking appointments to me.

Linked with the redevelopment of Park Avenue, perhaps? Promoting women's cricket, and developing youth cricket from the British Asian community in Bradford?
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Joined: April 2nd, 2014, 9:31 am

September 5th, 2016, 7:11 pm #6

Worrying that someone would think that women and Asians are incapable of getting board positions on merit and that any appointment of this sort is purely a PR issue. Deeply concerning people still hold these views.
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Joined: May 24th, 2016, 9:00 pm

September 5th, 2016, 7:21 pm #7

Many people are sceptical about who gets elected and who doesn't, this news hasn't changed anything.
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Joined: June 4th, 2015, 6:32 pm

September 5th, 2016, 7:22 pm #8

Worrying that someone would think that women and Asians are incapable of getting board positions on merit and that any appointment of this sort is purely a PR issue. Deeply concerning people still hold these views.
It's not about political correctness. It's about more modern thinking for the current millennium and it may be more about diversity and inclusion.

The club as a whole is more than just the first men's team and the club needs to broaden its thinking to create new revenue opportunities and develop, grow and thrive.

I'm pleased both are legitimate club members and pleased they seem to have a passion for Yorkshire cricket which may be trickier for some other board members to be able to say with their roots elsewhere!

It's about time the club realised it cannot be run be ex players with no business acumen. I think this was something that began under the Regan and Graves era when we purchased the ground and built the new pavilion.

Please don't use this as a thread to rake up ignorant comments about the 70s and 80s. Those involved have moved on, made up and bat for the same side off the pitch now. There was more than just one man to blame for the civil unrest of the 70s and 80s and the lack of proper leadership and management from the board at the time was as much to blame as some players involved.

It's disappointing the BBC use a picture of Boycott to accompany an article that should be about the appointment of two others who sadly don't get a picture shown where we can see them proudly wearing the Yorkshire rose.

I hope they have the required expertise in finance and construction that Mr Denison stated as a requirement. Based on their brief cvs from the articles they seem to have some of those skills needed.

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Joined: October 20th, 2013, 8:03 pm

September 5th, 2016, 7:41 pm #9

Agree with every word of that.
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Joined: February 13th, 2014, 9:14 pm

September 5th, 2016, 7:43 pm #10

It's not about political correctness. It's about more modern thinking for the current millennium and it may be more about diversity and inclusion.

The club as a whole is more than just the first men's team and the club needs to broaden its thinking to create new revenue opportunities and develop, grow and thrive.

I'm pleased both are legitimate club members and pleased they seem to have a passion for Yorkshire cricket which may be trickier for some other board members to be able to say with their roots elsewhere!

It's about time the club realised it cannot be run be ex players with no business acumen. I think this was something that began under the Regan and Graves era when we purchased the ground and built the new pavilion.

Please don't use this as a thread to rake up ignorant comments about the 70s and 80s. Those involved have moved on, made up and bat for the same side off the pitch now. There was more than just one man to blame for the civil unrest of the 70s and 80s and the lack of proper leadership and management from the board at the time was as much to blame as some players involved.

It's disappointing the BBC use a picture of Boycott to accompany an article that should be about the appointment of two others who sadly don't get a picture shown where we can see them proudly wearing the Yorkshire rose.

I hope they have the required expertise in finance and construction that Mr Denison stated as a requirement. Based on their brief cvs from the articles they seem to have some of those skills needed.
Even if this was some form of political correctness, for once I would welcome it.

Many good woman follow our County so good to see a woman representing in the board.

It also infuriated me how many Yorkshire Asian men go so overboard with their love for their respective heritage when for integration of nothing else they should support their home County or Country.

An Asian in the board is a step in the right direction.
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