England skipper Eoin Morgan has revealed that his team will take the knee alongside the West Indies when the two sides meet in the Super-12 clash on October 23.
This won’t be the first time that the English side has shown the gesture, having done it during home matches last year. Morgan made the revelation during a press conference on Tuesday, also mentioning they are in talks with the ICC to carry forward the same gesture.
“We have heard from the West Indies that they will be taking a knee and we will join them for that first game. In games going on from there, we’ve been speaking to the ICC about the potential for a moment of unity, as we have been doing at home. It hasn’t been cleared up yet whether that’s a possibility or not,” Morgan said.
“Would be unbelievably special if we win the T20 World Cup” – Eoin Morgan
The current English white-ball skipper further mentioned that his team will face challenges in the ongoing T20 World Cup but asserted that they’re prepared to overcome them. If England manages to win the tournament, they will be the double white-ball champions, having won the 2019 ODI World Cup.
“It would be unbelievably special if we manage to do it. The group of players that we’ve had together for the last five or six years, alongside some new talented and young guys coming through that have really made a name for themselves, makes the composition of the squad extremely strong.“
“There are some challenges to go with that but challenges we have overcome in bilateral series on previous occasions and challenges that we are really looking forward to,” Morgan added.
England squares off against West Indies on October 23 in their first match of the campaign.