England-West Indies women's T20I series to see both teams taking a knee 

Both teams will be gesturing in support of the 'Black Lives Matter' movement.

The series begins on September 21 | Getty

Cricketers from both the England and West Indies teams will be seen taking a knee in all five games of the women's T20I series as a gesture in support of the global 'Black Lives Matter' campaign in the UK. 

On the eve of the first match to be played on Monday (September 21), visiting captain Stafanie Taylor confirmed the development and also lauded her counterpart Heather Knight for offering to join them in the stand against racism.

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"They're very much in support of it," Taylor was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo. "It's very much what we want to do, and they're going to support whatever we decide, and, yeah, we are going to be honouring the 'Black Lives Matter' movement."

"We will be wearing the Black Lives Matter movement logo on our jersey but, yeah, we'll be taking a knee for all the games."

The English summer will once again see players gesturing in support of those suffering around the world because of racial discrimination after the knee act went missing during the men's England-Australia limited-overs series, something former West Indies quick Michael Holding had criticised both the sides for. 

Taylor was thankful of the English women's team in recognising the importance of the moment. 

"A lot has been happening around the world and you pretty much want to be on the same page," she said before what will be the first women's international since March amid COVID-19 pandemic.

"It was really nice of her (Knight) to send a message to say, 'Hey Staf, you know, we're very much in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, and we want to support it as best as we can, so let me know what it is that you want to do.' That brings a smile to all of our faces."

(Inputs from PTI)


By Kashish Chadha - 20 Sep, 2020

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