The international cricket resumed after 117 days due to corona pandemic with all due precautions of safety. In this 117 days world witnessed many challenges besides impact of corona virus, one such major was the brutal killing of George Floyd by a us police officer for using counterfeit money to buy cigarettes. The officer knelt on neck of Floyd for almost 8 minutes, where Floyd pleaded the officer to leave him as he was unable to breathe,but to no mercy from officer he later chocked to death.This was most brutal act and against humanity, many protests were done against the officer and he was even suspended.
This led to disclosure of many incidents of racism ,discrimination on color many cricketers came forward to explain how they had faced such things.
England and West Indies cricketers took a knee to show their solidarity against racism and support the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement before the start of the first Test of the three-match series here at the Ageas Bowl on Wednesday.
Cricketers take a knee to show solidarity with Black Lives Matter movement
A minute of silence was also observed before the start of play to pay respect to the victims of the coronavirus pandemic and West Indies legend Everton Weekes, who passed away last week at the age of 95.
The Premier League resumed its suspended season in June and all teams have been sending out a strong message to show solidarity with the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement.All teams have been taking a knee to show their support, while jerseys of all teams have ‘Black Lives Matter’ written on them.