September 14, 2020 8:31:35 pm
England quick bowler Jofra Archer has mentioned they haven’t forgotten concerning the ‘Black Lives Matter’ motion after former West Indies bowler Michael Holding criticised the nation’s board (ECB) when gamers stopped taking a knee earlier than matches.
England and West Indies gamers took a knee earlier than every sport of their three-Check sequence in July however the symbolic gesture was discontinued for the Pakistan sequence in addition to the 2 limited-overs sequence towards Australia.
The ECB had launched an announcement justifying their determination to cease taking a knee which was described as ‘lame’ by Holding, who additionally took difficulty with Australian captain Aaron Finch’s statements when the guests mentioned they’d not take a knee.
“We’ve not forgotten, nobody right here has forgotten about ‘Black Lives Matter’,” Archer mentioned.
“I believe it’s a bit harsh for Michael Holding to not perform a little research earlier than criticising. I’m fairly positive he doesn’t know what’s going on behind the scenes.
“I don’t assume he has spoken to (ECB chief govt) Tom Harrison. I’ve spoken to Tom and we’ve stuff operating within the background.”
England additionally wore “Black Lives Matter” logos on their shirts throughout their Check sequence towards West Indies, however opted to not proceed the follow towards Pakistan and Australia.
Though England’s cricket crew stopped taking a knee, the nation’s soccer crew took a knee earlier than their UEFA Nations League matches whereas Premier League golf equipment have additionally continued to do the identical after the brand new season kicked off over the weekend.
England and Australia are stage at 1-1 within the one-day worldwide sequence with the decider to be performed on Wednesday in Manchester. The hosts received the three-match Twenty20 sequence 2-1 in Southampton final week.
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