International Cricket will resume on July 8 with a three-match Test series between England & West Indies. West Indies players will wear the “Black Lives Matter” logo on the collars of their shirts during the Test series against England to show support & raise awareness regarding equality.
“We believe we have a duty to show solidarity and also to help raise awareness,” quoted skipper Jason Holder as saying. The ICC has given permission & the “Black Lives Matter” logo will be used on the shirts of all 20 Premier League Football clubs since the sport started earlier this month.
“This is a pivotal moment in history for sports, for the game of cricket and for the West Indies cricket team. 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,” Holder added.
“As a group of young men, we know of the rich and diverse history of West Indies cricket and we know we are guardians of the great game for the generation to come. We did not take our decision lightly. We know what it is for people to make judgments because of the color of our skin, so we know what it feels like, this goes beyond the boundary”, he added.
A three-match Test series between England & West Indies will mark the resumption of international cricket next month. The first Test match between both the teams will begin on July 8.