England captain Heather Knight says they are ready to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement by raking a knee if that aligns with the wishes of the touring West Indies.
West Indies is expected to play the first of five Twenty20s, live on Sky Sports Cricket on Monday, The first women’s international match since the start of 2020 of the Coronavirus pandemic.
England’s men team was heavily criticized by Sky Sports pundit Michael Holding after failing to continue to take the knee for their series when they take on Pakistan and Australia after doing so against West Indies and Ireland – the England and Wales Cricket Board explaining that instead it is committed to “several comprehensive initiatives that focus on eliminating discrimination from all areas of cricket”.
But Heather Knight said that her team is keen to honor the Black Lives Matter movement, she is spoken to West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor.
“We’ve had a chat as players and we definitely want to do something to honor the movement and give our support to it and keep the conversation happening,” England captain Heather Knight said.
“I’ve spoken to Stafanie via Test we have not had a chance to catch up – it’s quite hard as we’re in two separate teams.
“We’re keen to support it and we’ll be wearing the Black Lives Matter logo on our shirts during the game.”
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