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The recent high-profile cases have caused concern for the sponsors

Tom Harrison, of the ECB has admitted-in-chief, the governing body's procedures to assure sponsors about the culture of the professional game in England and Wales, according to the most recent high-profile court.

Ben Stokes was cleared of two counts of affray at Bristol Crown Court last July after an incident in the city in 2017, with Alex Hales, and last week, Alex Hepburn trial on two counts of rape in an incident in April 2017 - the jury was dismissed, but Hepburn could still face a retrial During the case, details have emerged about a Whatsapp group with Worce"We are working closely with the PCA, but it is our responsibility as an institution to be on the front foot with addressing these problems, whether you are looking for about the game, drink, consent or drug use," said Harrison. "We work very closely with experts in the field, in order to convey these messages, but it is also a question for any wardrobe to take very seriously. These messages need to be reviewed and updated to ensure that the matters to be addressed."stershire Joe Clarke and Yorkshire Tom Kohler-Cadmore, the trio, the sexual "conquest".

Harrison said, "the efforts will be doubled" by the ECB to ensure that the players know what is expected of them, and he realized that the game can not afford, even more unsavory events which at a crucial time when the ECB is fighting for the attention of young families due to its strategy for 2020-24.

"The reason why commercial Partner involved, because it is the culture of our game is something that attracts people, what cricket means in addition, the performance of the England team is this underlying sense of decorum and team spirit. The spirit in connection with the game is extremely important, so we take it incredibly seriously," said Harrison.

"We work very closely with partners in all questions, only questions of culture, but clearly there is a concern with commercial partners on some of the stories. But we work very closely with you, to explain what we do, on the back of some of these societal trends that come into play."

The PCA were proactive in the training of young players, workshops on sexual consent with the lions and England Under 19s squad, and they are also working on alcohol and gambling addiction for a number of years with the country circles. Despite that good work, Harrison believes it's the ECB who have the ultimate responsibility to ensure that player behavior is to scratch up to be.

"We are working closely with the PCA, but it is our responsibility as an institution to be on the front foot with addressing these problems, whether you are looking for about the game, drink, consent or drug use," said Harrison. "We work very closely with experts in the field, in order to convey these messages, but it is also a question for any wardrobe to take very seriously. These messages need to be reviewed and updated to ensure that the matters to be addressed."

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