Why Has The Number of Black Cricketers In England Dropped?

Mark Butcher examines why there's been such a severe decline in the number of Black British professional cricketers
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In Chapter Three of Sky Sports' documentary series, You Guys Are History, Mark Butcher examines why there's been such a severe decline in the number of Black British professional cricketers since the turn of the century.

Devon Malcolm, Roland Butcher, Dean Headley, Mark Butcher, Gladstone Small, Jofra Archer, to name but six.

A host of Black cricketers have played pivotal roles for the England cricket team over the years but, in recent times, representation has dropped significantly.

Since Mark Butcher played his last Test, against South Africa in December 2004, just four Black players have featured for the England men's cricket team.

Another alarming statistic is that in the previous 25 years, the number of Black British professional cricketers has dwindled by 75 per cent.

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