The West Indies team will continue to take a knee during the upcoming two-match Test series in Australia, which will be played in Perth and Adelaide. Players will also continue to wear the Black Lives Matter logo on their jerseys.
According to the West Indies official website, the kneeling before kick-off was performed during the two-match T20I series against Australia in October prior to the matches on the Gold Coast and Brisbane.
West Indies got his knee back for the first time in July 2020 when they toured England for a Test series and have continued to do so since then showing full support for the fight against racism, inequality and injustice.
In addition, the West Indies would join the Australians in observing the barefoot circuit on the opening morning of the First Test. The barefoot circle is a cricket-centric way for players and teams to take a moment before matches to acknowledge the traditional owners of the ground, relate to each other as opponents and be respectful of the country (the ground).
It was also reported that the Australia team would also join the West Indies in taking a knee, making it the first time they had done so on home soil. Australia took a knee in their limited-overs tour of the West Indies last year and in their T20 World Cup triumph in the United Arab Emirates.
The logo on the West Indies jersey, which will be used in Tests against Australia, was designed in 2020 by Alisha Hozana, partner of Troy Deeney, an English Premier League professional footballer.
been contacted before cricket The West Indies (CWI) were granted permission to display the crest on the collar in accordance with ICC regulations. The logo contains a tight fist in place of the letter “A” in the word “black”.
The West Indies will play the first Test against Australia at Perth Stadium from November 30 to December 4. The second Test will be at Adelaide Oval from 8 to 12 December, which will be a day/night match with a pink ball to be used.
The second test in Adelaide will be the first pink ball test for the West Indies in Australia. The two teams will compete for the prestigious Sir Frank Worrell Trophy.