The report, published on Monday, found that the governance and leadership practices of Cricket Scotland to be “institutionally racist”.
The review was commissioned after Haq and former team mate Qasim Sheikh spoke out about the abuse they had suffered, saying they were treated differently due to the colour of their skin.
Dear Scotland’s Cricket Team & Capt @Berrington44 What makes you all so silent? Shameful that white team members ha… https://t.co/kVCoNZDuKI
— Aamer Anwar✊🏾🏳️🌈#BlackLivesMatter (@AamerAnwar) 1658865574000
On Tuesday, their lawyer Aamer Anwar questioned the point of Scotland’s players taking a knee before games to protest racism at the Twenty20 World Cup last year when “no white team member has chosen to say anything much or at all over the last few days.”
In response, Haq tweeted, “Looks like it was nothing other than a bit of virtue signalling (and) tick box exercise because the deafening silence from a lot of them speaks volumes.
“They might feel uncomfortable but their privilege is never having to think you’ll not make the team because of racism.”
The board of Cricket Scotland apologised and resigned on Sunday, a day before the report was published, and interim CEO Gordon Arthur issued a “heartfelt apology” to all victims of racism and discrimination on Monday.