Press release -
England Cricket and wider game celebrate Rainbow Laces
ECB and the wider game will mark Stonewall's Rainbow Laces campaign from July 1-July 6.
The campaign - now in its 10th year - is designed to promote LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport. Cricket will be participating for the seventh season in a row.
Players will be given laces, stumps will be branded and there will be big-screen graphics across all Vitality Blast and Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy fixtures this weekend, England Women v Australia Women at The Kia Oval on July 5 and day one of England Men v Australia Men at Headingley on July 6.
England Men's player Joe Root said: "As players we have a platform to use and as a group we believe that cricket should be a game that everyone can play, watch and enjoy. We're really proud to support LGBTQ+ inclusion in cricket, and we know that supporting a campaign like this can help LGBTQ+ individuals feel supported in the game."