West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite stated the legislative adjustments and reprogramming of the broader society could be wanted to battle racism in society.
West Indies gamers could have ‘Black Lives Matter’ written over their t-shirt throughout the 1st Test in opposition to England (Courtesy- Cricket Australia)
- Taking a knee in isolation or wearing a badge in isolation is not enough: Brathwaite
- During the first Test England will be a part of West Indies in wearing a “Black Lives Matter” emblem on their shirts
- The largest change wants to be legislative: Carlos Barthwaite
Taking a knee is not enough and legislative change is required to battle racism in society, in accordance to West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite.
The gesture, first popularised amongst athletes by American soccer quarterback Colin Kaepernick, has grow to be extensively adopted by many individuals to protest racial injustice following the demise of George Floyd, a Black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25.
“Taking a knee in isolation or wearing a badge in isolation is not enough,” Brathwaite advised BBC’s ‘Stumped’ programme. “For me it’s just cosmetic – that may ruffle a few feathers.”
England will be a part of West Indies in wearing a “Black Lives Matter” emblem on their shirts throughout the three-match take a look at collection starting in Southampton on Wednesday.
“The biggest change needs to be legislative and needs to be the reprogramming of the wider society,” he stated.
West Indies captain Jason Holder has demanded racism be handled as severely as doping and match-fixing in cricket.
Former captains Darren Sammy and Chris Gayle stated final month they’ve skilled racist abuse and threw their weight behind the Black Lives Matters marketing campaign.