West Indies team black lives matter logo during Test series
The West Indies cricket team is set to wear black lives matter, logo on the collars of their shirts, during the team’s upcoming Test series against England, as a sign of solidarity, towards the fight against racism, happening across the world, at present.
The use of the logo has been approved by the ICC, and the logo was designed by Alisha Hosannah. The
logo, will be the same one, that was featured on the jerseys of all 20 Premier League football clubs, earlier this year.
Speaking on the matter, Jason Holder, the skipper of the West Indies Test side, commented that “this was the team’s way of showing solidarity and raising awareness”. Holder feels that “this would be a pivotal moment for the West Indies team, and the cricket as a sport”.
Holder commented that “he and his team-mates wanted racism in cricket to be taken as a serious issue, he feels that it should be on par with topics like doping and corruption”.
Jason Holder also stated that “the team. came to the conclusion of wearing the badges after much deliberation”. He commented that “the team, knew what it was like for people to judge them, based on the colour of their skin”.