Cricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed that the South African staff will proceed taking a knee in its bid to face in opposition to racism. The gesture will probably be made throughout their upcoming house sequence in opposition to Netherlands and India.
The board had a gathering on Wednesday evening the place they’d a dialogue and determined that the gamers and the administration will take the knee earlier than the beginning of each match.
“Following a meeting between a board, led by the chair of the board and team captains and team management last night, it was confirmed that the gesture of taking the knee will continue for the forthcoming season,” a media launch from CSA learn.
“The board had clarified that for the rest of the season, the Proteas should continue to take the knee as a contribution towards the global sports endeavour to demonstrate its commitment to eradicating racism and all forms of discrimination,” it added.
“This has now been accepted as a matter of principle” – CSA
The CSA board chairperson Lawson Naidoo mentioned that the dialog with the captains went nicely, and so they’re completely satisfied to proceed taking a stand in opposition to racism. In the not too long ago concluded T20 World Cup, Quinton de Kock made the headlines for refusing to take the knee earlier than the beginning of a sport.
“The decision to engage the players on the gesture of taking the knee was not taken lightly, and we are delighted that we had the opportunity to engage with the captains and that this has now been accepted as a matter of principle.”
“The gesture is an important stance in articulating an unequivocal determination against discrimination in sports and in society, and one in which South African sportsmen and women should be taking the lead,” Naidoo mentioned.
South Africa host India for a 3-match Test sequence, 3-match ODI sequence, and a 4-match T20I sequence beginning in December.
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