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    Throughout the summer, the ECB will showcase British Sign Language messages at all of its world-class venues
Throughout the summer, the ECB will showcase British Sign Language messages at all of its world-class venues
Joel Harris (left) and Jake Oakes (right) from England's Deaf Team. Source: BBC

Throughout the summer, the ECB will showcase British Sign Language messages at all of its world-class venues

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) will use British Sign Language (BSL) to promote anti-discriminatory messages at all first-class grounds this summer.

Men's and women's players local to each county will feature in the videos promoting messages against discriminatory behavior.

The messages will be shown at all matches, including England internationals.

This move is part of Sign Language Week.

Joel Harris and Jake Oakes from the England Deaf Team taught over 70 players from the county and women's regional teams at Edgbaston how to communicate using BSL as part of the campaign.

Harris, a member of Middleton Cricket Club in Greater Manchester, was part of the England 2022 team that won the Deaf Ashes in Australia for the first time.

Harris said:

"British Sign Language isn't an easy language to learn. The players have been amazing in the way they have wanted to learn. I have had a lot of good feedback.”

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