South Africa to make a meaningful gesture for anti-racism in the match against Sri Lanka.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka Test Series: South Africa will make a meaningful gesture on anti-racism before the start of the Boxing Day Test on Centurain against Sri Lanka after failing to do so in the T20I series against England.
The first test encounter will begin on Saturday and the South African coach Mark Boucher said his boys and management will express their smart gesture towards anti-racism as they got criticized for not doing so in the T20I series against England.
“The management and the players have a lot of discussion on the topic since we have come into the bubble, especially after the Board’s statement and the guys have come up with the meaningful gesture to extend their support,” Boucher said during a virtual press conference on Friday.
“That’s something the players will share with everyone before match day,” he added.
Cricket South Africa criticized the team’s response:
Cricket South Africa (CSA) Board had criticized the team and the management after not expressing the team’s response to the Black Lives Matter last week. The Board made sure that they do not force the players to follow any sentiments and Broucher was appreciative of that.
“We appreciate the board isn’t looking to compel the team into doing anything one way or the other, and that they are happy to allow the team to go through their process and come up with something meaningful to them.”
“We are happy to engage further with them and what they would like to discuss at a more appropriate time,” the former national team wicketkeeper-batsman said.
Black Lives Matter has picked the pace after the death of African-American George Floyd earlier this year. After the horrifying incident, several cricketers have shown their support to the movement and can be seen bowing down on the knee.
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