International cricket resumed after a 4 month of COVID-19 shutdown as England and West Indies players who revive the powerful imagery of clenched fists inside black gloves, but the rain ruine the come back of international Test Cricket.
Only 82 minutes play was possible on a day ruined by rain and bad light interruptions after weeks of glorious sunshine in Britain.
Ben Stokes leading the England side while Joe Root was on family duty following the birth of his 2nd child, won the toss after bad weather meant the morning session was washed out.
The cricketers gathered in a semi-circle on the pitch before play started to observe a minute silence in memory of the victims of the COVID-19 and West Indies great Everton Weekes, who died last week at the age of 95.
Players then dropped to one knee in support of the Black Lives Matter campaign following the death in the United States of George Floyd in May.
Players West Indies wore black gloves on their right hands in an echo of the “Black Power” protests made famous by US athletes at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.
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