Cricket South Africa shows solidarity with Black Lives Matter movement, confirms CEO Jacques Faul

Faul also confirmed they will use the platform to spread anti-racism messages.

South African cricket teamCricket South Africa (CSA) acting CEO Jacques Faul said his board stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. In addition to this, Faul also stated that the organization will use its platform to educate on all forms of discrimination.

"The vision of CSA, to become a truly national sport of winners supported by the majority, finds resonance in the ethos of 'Black Lives Matter'. Black Lives Matter. It is as simple as that," in a media statement, CSA underlined that the board was founded on the principles of non-racialism and inclusion.

"As a national sporting body representing more than 56 million South Africans and with the privileged position of owning a platform as large as we do, it is of vital importance that we use our voice to educate and listen to others on topics involving all forms of discrimination," Faul said.

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CSA will be using its voice to spread anti-racism values through the BLM campaign and will also speak out against all forms of violence, Faul confirmed.

"During our celebrations of Nelson Mandela International Day, CSA will further spread the message of anti-racism through the BLM campaign while we also speak out against all forms of violence..." he said.

South Africa has a history of segregation. The country was isolated from international cricket due to the government’s policy of apartheid and the cricket team was wholly made up of white cricketers. The cricket team now has a fair representation of colored players as per CSA's policy.

The CSA’s statement was welcomed after Lungi Ngidi, who supports the BLM movement, was slammed by former Proteas Pat Symcox, Boeta Dippenaar, and others for not speaking up against the attacks on white farmers in the country.

(PTI inputs)


By Jatin Sharma - 10 Jul, 2020

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