West Indies Captain Kieron Pollard has stated that team West Indies will continue their practice of taking a knee ahead of every match in the T20 World Cup 2021.
Meanwhile, team West Indies started the practice of taking a knee before every match to show their support towards the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement which got a lot of support from all around the world after the murder of George Floyd in May last year.
The West Indies captain Kieron Pollard stated they will continue taking a knee because the team strongly believes in the Black Lives Matter movement and it is something very close to their heart.
“From my knowledge at this present time, I think it’s something we’re going to continue because it’s something that we strongly believe in, as a team. Hopefully, we can just continue to show our support for something that I think is close to our hearts,” said Kieron Pollard as quoted by Cricinfo.
Everyone has their own opinions on racism: Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard further added that everyone has their own set of opinions on racism. The 34-year-old elaborated:
“Everyone has their own opinions on racism and Black Lives Matter and all these things. So, I can’t tell them what to do or expect anything, because sometimes when you expect things from people, you tend to get disappointed.
The West Indies skipper also stated that at the end of the day it’s all about the personal choice whether people want to support certain things or not.
“Again, sometimes, you just have to look at the man in the mirror, and if we think it is something that is very, very important to us, we will do it. And if the opposition thinks that as well, it’s up to them. If they don’t, it’s a matter of personal choices,” concluded Kieron Pollard.
Meanwhile, the fast bowler of England Chris Jordan has told that the practice of taking a knee has not been discussed in the England camp.
“Nothing has been discussed, really. We’ll discuss it and if people feel strongly about it, we’ll definitely do it. On the flip side, if we don’t, then we won’t. We’ll have to discuss that internally and then take it from there,” said Chris Jordan.