As a support to the Black Lives Matter campaign, the English team has decided to print its logo on their jerseys for their upcoming tour.
The England and Wales Cricket Board has announced that their players’ jerseys will carry the emblem of the Black Lives Matter movement on the tour against the West Indies. As the ECB had explained, there is no politicisation in placing the logo of the movement as they just want to show their full support on it.
As per ECB’s chief executive officer Tom Harrison, ‘The England and Wales Cricket Board fully support the message that Black Lives Matter. It has become a message of solidarity and a drive for progress and societal change. There can be no place for racism in society or our sport, and we must do more to tackle it’.
‘Our support of that message is not an endorsement, tacit or otherwise, of any political organisation, nor the backing of any group that calls for violence or condones illegal activity. We are aware of certain aspects of the movement that promote their own political views, and their actions are not supported in any way by the ECB and our players’, he added.
Aside from the English team, the West Indies will also wear the same emblem in support of the BLM movement. In fact, both team captains of England and West Indies, Joe Root and Jason Holder, condemn the existence of racism in the sport.
The same emblem will also be used by the 20 different Premier League football clubs. This emblem has been designed by Alisha Hosannah and has already been approved by the ECB, the CWI, and the ICC.
The use of this emblem will be seen on the three-match Test series of the West Indies tour of England which will start on July 8. To know more about the odds of the game, stay tuned with Betwala.
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