“After some teams expressed the desire to take the knee, the ICC offered all teams the opportunity to do so if they wished,” ICC spokesperson said
T20 World Cup: The ICC has not issued any instructions in this regard but leaves the decision to the respective cricket boards/team management.
Consequently, India decided to kneel before Sunday’s match started, while the Pakistani players had their hands on their hearts.
At the post-match press conference, India captain Virat Kohli confirmed that the players were told by the management to take the knee. “That was communicated to us by the management. The Pakistan team agreed to pay their tribute towards the same cause, and then we accepted our side of things, as well. Yeah, that’s how it was decided,” he said.
T20 World Cup: “I was glad to hear and actually messaged Ravi to confirm what took place,” Holding was quoted. The 67-year-old Jamaican has also written a book – Why We Kneel How We Rise.
T20 World Cup: As for the Indian team, the team management informed the players as soon as the BCCI approved the gesture. Just as Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, the two starters, knelt on the field, the other out-of-bounds players did.
Overwhelmed by India’s gesture, former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding. Cricket face of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. Texted the Indian team’s head coach, Ravi. Via from his poignant anti-racism post on Sky Sports last year, Shastri, for the details.
“The ICC stands against racism and is proud of the diversity of our sport. We support players using their platform to appropriately express their support for a more equitable society. ” The game’s global body had said in an emailed statement to Reuters in June last year.
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