This morning it was revealed that one of England’s first-class county cricket clubs has joined the Muslim Athlete Charter. Kent Cricket has issued a statement saying it is “extremely pleased” to have signed up, with the move being demonstrative of “its continued commitment to equality and diversity for all”. 
The inclusion of Kent Cricket follows the likes of fellow first-class clubs, Middlesex and Warwickshire, in February of 2022. 
Representing the county
CEO at Kent Cricket, Simon Storey, said of the welcome move,
“As a Club, we are steadfast in providing a welcoming environment to all associated with Kent Cricket.
“By signing the Muslim Athlete Charter, we believe that this is an integral part of our work in providing support to our Muslim players and supporters.
“By understanding the Muslim faith and cultural needs, we can truly say that we represent our county as well as making all feel valued and appreciated at Kent Cricket.” 
Moreover, the founder and CEO of Nujum Sports, Ebadur Rahman, equally stated,
“It is an honour to have Kent Cricket join over 65 professional clubs from 5 different sports, who have all pledged to support their Muslim players, fans and staff.
“We will be working closely with the county for the upcoming season to make a positive impact in the sport.” 
Nujum Sports is a rapidly expanding non-profit that has tasked itself with championing Muslim athletes in the UK, whilst collaborating with sporting bodies and clubs in driving up Muslim-friendly policies and environments.
Since its formation in the summer of 2020, the organisation has grown to offer services including Muslim faith-based counselling, mentoring, and workshops on organisational support. 
The group has also successfully delivered on unique Ramaḍān initiatives, including the provision of packs that contained items such as dates, prayer beads, perfume, honey, and Zam Zam water. 
The addition of Kent Cricket – which has a long history dating back to December 1870 – to the long line-up of clubs and entities that have already signed the Muslim Athlete Charter, can only be seen as a hugely positive development.
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