West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder believes that the anti-racism movement in cricket should not be confined to a gesture of support by kneeling before matches.
Holder said it must have some meaning. The ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement started in America after the death of African-origin George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer. West Indies were one of the first two international teams whose players supported it on one knee.
How many Test matches have the Windies won under the captaincy of Jason Holder? Answer some such simple questions and win prizes
According to ESPNcricinfo, Holder said, ‘I had some discussion about this and I think some people think that this is an ineffective action taken before matches. I want to see some new initiatives to revive this movement.
“I didn’t want people to just think that they are kneeling for ‘Black Lives Matter’ because that’s the tradition, that’s the practice,” he said. It must have some meaning.’
The former West Indies captain also urged the players to do more to take forward the anti-racism movement ahead of the series against South Africa.