Plans for a multi-faith prayer room, at Durham County Cricket Club, Chester-le-Street, have been submitted to Durham County Council.

The England and Wales Cricket Board has committed to install multi-faith prayer rooms at every county cricket ground before the start of the 2024 season.

The site proposed for the multi-faith room is next to the current media centre and behind one of the southern stands in an unused gravel space.

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The proposed multi-faith room is fully accessible for wheelchair users and has an accessible WC space.

The existing gravelled surface surrounding the site will be tarmacked to allow for easy and level access to the ramps with existing curbs sufficient for wheelchair use.

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The proposal is to install a permanent faith room as part of the accessibility and inclusive improvements to be made at the cricket club.

The seven main Test venues including Lord’s and the Oval already have multi-faith rooms. However, the 11 other counties who do not regularly host international cricket such as Durham, Leicestershire and Somerset have been instructed to make grounds more inclusive, with the ECB covering the cost.