S/Africa’s Proteas Won’t Take A Knee But Will Speak Against Racism

South Africa’s cricket team, the Proteas have promised to make an anti-racism statement ahead of their clash against England.

The team has been criticised for refusing to take a knee down in respect of the Black Lives Matter. They have however come out to say they have other plans.

Their planned action was unanimously agreed by the team and it includes reiterating the need for inclusion, in all aspect.

Team coach, Mark Boucher had stated that the team will not take a knee down in support of the BLM as they thought it’s “not something that we have to continue to show, it’s something you have to live.”

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Some members of the Proteas are believed to be against taking a knee down due to religious reasons, according to the Espncricinfo. The members believe taking a knee down must always be for worshipping God.

England’s players took a knee during their home series against West Indies and Ireland, but not for the games against Pakistan and Australia.

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“As a team, as a squad, across all three formats, we’ve spoken about how we can create meaningful change over a period of time that is extremely authentic to every player and staff member within our group,” Eoin Morgan, England’s captain, said. “When we put our weight and our voice behind something, we feel that’s extremely powerful.”

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South African and English teams have also indicated they will wear black armbands as a form of respect to Gender Based Violence and victims of the coronavirus pandemic.

“As a team, as a squad, across all three formats, we’ve spoken about how we can create meaningful change over a period of time that is extremely authentic to every player and staff member within our group,” Eoin Morgan, England’s captain, said. “When we put our weight and our voice behind something, we feel that’s extremely powerful.”


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