Cricket West Indies (CWI) said that, West Indies will wear “Black Lives Matter” emblem on the collars of their shirts during England series.
Soccer clubs, Premier League have been wearing the logo since the season’s restart as a tribute to protests against racial injustice following the death of a Black man, George Floyd who killed by a white racist cope.
The same logo will be used on the shirts, which is designed by Alisha Hosannah, whose partner Troy Deeney is the Watford football club’s captain.
Deeney was contacted by CWI for approval and the ICC gave permission for the emblem to be worn on the teams’ collars.
West Indies Captain Jason Holder said in the statement that “We believe we have a duty to show solidarity and also to help raise awareness. This is a pivotal moment in history for sports, for the game of cricket and for the West Indies cricket team”
Holder also said that “We have come to England to retain the Wisden Trophy but we are very conscious of happenings around the world and the fight for justice and equality,”
Troy Deeney said that “Alisha and I are immensely proud to be asked and take part in a monumental moment in world sport, this amazing decision by the West Indies cricket team to show their support for Black Lives Matter,”
He further added that “When I got the call, I didn’t hesitate to respond, because I know as sports persons in the spotlight, how important our efforts are to bring about change and the role we play in move towards change in our society,”
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