West Indies to continue fight against racism, players to take a knee in T20 WC – Pollard
West Indies have no plans to stop its fight against racism. Kieron Pollard, the skipper of the team, has revealed that his players will continue taking a knee before every match in the upcoming T20 World Cup.
The murder of George Floyd in May last year forced the world to start fight against racism and from there on, the Windies cricketers made it a habit to support Black Lives Matter movement.
“From my knowledge at this present time, I think it’s something we’re going to continue because it’s something that we strongly believe in, as a team. Hopefully we can just continue to show our support for something that I think is close to our hearts,” said Kieron Pollard as quoted by Cricinfo.
The team from the Caribbean islands will not force other countries to support the noble cause.
“Everyone has their own opinions on racism and Black Lives Matter and all these things. So, I can’t tell them what to do or expect anything, because sometimes when you expect things from people, you tend to get disappointed.
Again, sometimes, you just have to look at the man in the mirror, and if we think it is something that is very, very important to us, we will do it. And if the opposition thinks that as well, it’s up to them. If they don’t, it’s a matter of personal choices,” concluded Kieron Pollard.