Recently, a hashtag “BlackLiveMatters” has got a trend over the social media showing empathy and raising the voices for black people.
Racism has been a major part of sports for so long. Players are often being judged on the basis of their skin color or religion. Cricket has been equally influenced by the scenario where discrimination in recent times has hit some player’s moral values.
As the international cricket has been resumed, and the first test between West Indies and England at Ageas Bowl has marked a commence to it, the players took a knee before kicking off the match in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Moments before the match: Players took a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement
Earlier, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) also revealed that the players will be wearing Black Lives Matter bands in support of the relevant scenario along with the West Indies players to mark equality.
However, the international Cricket has finally resumed marking an end to the halted cricketing activities. The ongoing first test match between England and West Indies at Ageas Bowl has marked to commence the international cricket after 117 days.
However, the cloud burst seems to be interrupting as earlier, the toss was delayed which was followed by another short delay. Later, the match resumed and West Indies bowler, Shannon Gabriel has grabbed the first international wicket after 117 days as he has targetted Rory Burns of England.