England take the knee ahead of T20 World Cup game with Bangladesh

England take the knee ahead of T20 World Cup game with Bangladesh

10/27/2021 3:20:00 PM

England take the knee ahead of T20 World Cup game with Bangladesh

It comes a day after South Africa’s Quinton de Kock refused to take part in the anti-racism gesture

events preclude them from doing so.“Our position is we stand against any form of discrimination,” Buttler said on Tuesday. “What we’d like to do as a team is a ‘Moment of Unity’, which we did at times during our summer.“I think we’d have to get some clearance from the ICC for that. It’s something we’d like to do as a team but I don’t know the specifics around it.

“We wanted to reciprocate the opposition. The West Indies like to take a knee, so we wanted to reciprocate that in the first game.“As a side and our culture as a team, we of course stand against any form of discrimination and we are very passionate about that.”

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ICC events preclude them from doing so. “Our position is we stand against any form of discrimination,” Buttler said on Tuesday. “What we’d like to do as a team is a ‘Moment of Unity’, which we did at times during our summer. “I think we’d have to get some clearance from the ICC for that. It’s something we’d like to do as a team but I don’t know the specifics around it. “We wanted to reciprocate the opposition. The West Indies like to take a knee, so we wanted to reciprocate that in the first game. “As a side and our culture as a team, we of course stand against any form of discrimination and we are very passionate about that.” It is understood the ICC contacted the 16 teams ahead of the tournament about making anti-racism gestures, denying the England and Wales Cricket Board’s application for its players to wear their ‘Moment of Unity’ T-shirts. “After some teams expressed a desire to make a gesture against racism, the ICC offered all the teams the opportunity to do so if they wished,” an ICC spokesperson said. More about