Cricket is back and the players, support staff and officials at the England vs West Indies Test marked the occasion by paying a tribute and showing their support to the Black Lives Matter Movement.
Everyone present at the ground took a knee, for 20 seconds, before the first ball of the Southampton Test was bowled with some of the West Indies players raising their right fists. There was a Black Lives Matter banner hung outside their dressing room.
Cricket united. An incredibly powerful moment. pic.twitter.com/2rSuTx4IPz— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 8, 2020
The West Indies players are all also sporting the ‘Black Lives Matter’ logo on the collars of their kits.
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