Manchester: West Indies captain Jason Holder has revealed that the group is firmly behind the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement and can show their support for it in the primary Test towards England beginning subsequent month.
“The West Indies team is firmly behind the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement,” Holder stated when requested on the show Good Morning Britain in regards to the ongoing worldwide protest towards racism following the loss of life of George Floyd in the United States.
Floyd, an African-American, died in police custody in Minneapolis on Many 25, following which widespread protest have been going down world wide towards racism and police brutality.
“As a group we’ll show our solidarity to the movement. We had few discussions and are available July eighth, we’ll show our support.
“I’ve been following it fairly intently and I’ve seen many opinion on the matter and what must be achieved and what might be achieved. It’s an ideal alternative to have an effect on change. One of the issues that stands out if unity. We want to unite and are available collectively as one,” he added.
The West Indies squad arrived in Manchester final week and have began coaching on the Old Trafford floor the place they are going to be based mostly and can stay, prepare and play in a “bio-secure” surroundings throughout the seven weeks of the tour, as a part of the excellent medical and operations plans to guarantee participant and workers security.
The three-Test collection in England will mark the resumption of worldwide cricket after it was suspended in March due to coronavirus pandemic. The first Test is slated to be performed on the Ageas Bowl in Southampton (July 8-12) with the second and third matches at Old Trafford in Manchester from July 16-20 after which July 24-28.