Jason Holder disappointed at lack of Black Lives Matter gestures in England series and IPL

Jason Holder, West Indies’ captain, has expressed his disappointment that the gesture of taking a knee before each match of their Test series against England this summer, in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, was discontinued for the subsequent visits of Pakistan and Australia, and overlooked for this year’s IPL.

Holder was speaking to the Cricket Writers’ Club after he and his West Indies team were this year’s recipients of the prestigious Peter Smith Award – an annual honour which recognises outstanding contribution to the presentation of cricket to the public – following their efforts in ensuring that England’s international season was able to take place in spite of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Holder himself was also singled out for particular praise in the club’s citation for “conducting himself with grace on and off the field, speaking eloquently on race and racism and…

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