Richmond Cricket Club response to the report of the ABC dated 2 January, 2022
The club is aware of the ABC report that appeared on Sunday, 2 January 2022 regarding Jamie Mitchell and the Under 19 Australian cricket tour of Sri Lanka and India in 1985. The contents of the report are both confronting and disturbing.
There were a number of references in the ABC report to the Richmond Cricket Club.
Whilst the Australian Federal Police investigates the matter, it would be highly inappropriate for the Club to make any comment at this stage, other than to say that the Richmond Cricket Club will provide whatever support it can to Jamie Mitchell should he seek it. The Club does not tolerate abuse of any kind and the Club is totally committed to the health and safety of all of its people.
I and the Club hope and trust that the Australian Federal Police investigation ultimately will provide answers to the questions being sought by Jamie Mitchell and the entire Mitchell family. In the meantime, the Richmond Cricket Club will fully cooperate with the Australian Federal Police in any way that it can, although the passage of time since the Under 19 Australian cricket tour of Sri Lanka and India in 1985 and Jamie Mitchell’s involvement with our club means that there is no one at the Richmond Cricket Club with any contemporary knowledge of the matters referred to in the ABC report or likely to be in a position to offer anything of any value to the investigation.
Should you wish to discuss further the contents of this response or have any further enquiries in respect of its contents, please do not hesitate to contact Peter Gigliotti, Club President on 0409 977 149.
Richmond Cricket Club
January 4, 2022