The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), on Thursday, revealed that the players will be wearing ‘Black Lives Matter’ bands along with the West Indies players in order to diminish racism and stand against it.
Recently, a hashtag on Twitter, #BlackLivesMatter, has also been frenzied as the racism bullying and harassing black people is touching the peak which has also involved its essence in the sports.
England to join West Indies in wearing Black Lives Matter bands
“We are aware of certain aspects of the movement that promote their own political views, and their actions are not supported in any way by the ECB and our players,” Harrison said in a statement.
The board revealed that they will be promoting unity and will stand with the players in West Indies embodying the philosophy.
“It is fitting that they do so in solidarity with athletes from the football world who wore it first.”
Joe Root, England’s skipper, who is to miss the first test and three days of the warm-up match, also said that there shall be a sense of unity and equal rights shall be granted to all.
“There has to be an equal opportunity and equal rights for all,” he added.
Root’s authentic reason to miss out on the first test ahead of the West Indies is the birth of his second child.
The Cricket matches were facing severe delays in the schedules and there were no physical activities. West Indies and England will mark a beginning to international cricket after a long time on 8th July at Ageas Bowl. The sides will be featuring in the three test matches.