Windies players to support "Black Lives Matter" Movement

Report by RJRGLEANER Communications Group Sports Reporter Karen Madden

West Indies players will wear a "Black Lives Matter" emblem on the collars of their shirts during next month’s test series against England.

International tournaments including the English Premier League, have seen players wearing the iconic emblem after live action returned following a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Windies test captain, Jason Holder, had hinted in his first press conference of the tour that the Caribbean side would look to support the movement in some way.

Describing the event as a pivotal moment in history for sports, the game of cricket and for the West Indies cricket team, Holder argued that while his team has come to England to retain the Wisden Trophy they are very conscious of happenings around the world and the fight for justice and equality.

The shirts are expected to be worn for the first time in this week's first-class, 4-day intra-squad warm-up match at Emirates Old Trafford, starting on Monday.

England are also expected to mark their support for the movement during the series, following discussions within the squad.

The first test begins on July 8 and will be held without spectators in a bio-secure facility.




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