Players of the West Indies and England women’s cricket teams will take a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in all five games of an upcoming T20 International series.
The series starts in the United Kingdom on Monday.
West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor said on Saturday that the teams would perform the gesture and praised her England counterpart Heather Knight for offering to join them in recognising the movement.
“They’re very much in support of it,” Taylor said of the England side. “It’s very much what we want to do, and they’re going to support whatever we decide, and, yeah, we are going to be honouring the Black Lives Matter movement,” she was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
“We will be wearing the Black Lives Matter movement logo on our jersey but, yeah, we’ll be taking a knee for all the games.”
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