The West Indies team will continue the anti-racist movement by sitting on one knee on the field in the Test series against South Africa starting on Thursday. The ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement was launched in America after the death of George Floyd, an African-American citizen, at the hands of a white police officer. Soon this movement reached even on the field of sports. West Indies (WI) were among the first teams whose players supported it on one knee.
Support the movement starting Jason Holder
Former West Indies captain Jason Holder has supported the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement from the beginning. He says that the anti-racism movement should not be limited to only symbolic support, but it should have some meaning. Former captain Jason Holder told Cricinfo that I had some discussion about this and I think some people feel that this is an ineffective action taken before matches. I would like to see some new initiatives to revive this movement.
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This is the tradition and this is the trend
He said that I do not want people to just think that they are kneeling for ‘Black Lives Matter’ because this is the tradition, this is the practice. It must have some meaning. Maybe, that’s something we can do as a group. Maybe a video and a video message, just to reiterate what the movement is. South Africa, on the other hand, opted to wear a black bandage and raise a fist instead of kneeling on one knee to protest racism. South Africa captain Dean Elgar has said that he is leaving it to his players how they want to protest.
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