West Indies can play anti-racism jersey in the first Test against England. The Caribbean Cricket Board has already obtained permission from the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Anti-racism movements have been going on around the world since the assassination of the black George Floyd in the United States. Caribbean cricketers protested the incident. The country’s cricketers claim that because of being black, they have been mistreated while playing in different countries of the world.
Caribbean cricketer Darren Sammy claims that the decision to control bouncers in cricket was made to stop the West Indies fast bowlers. According to him, when the Australian-England pacers ruled, there was no obligation with bouncers. But since the Caribbean cricketers began to rule, there have been restrictions on bouncers. He said that when he went to India for IPL, he was called Kalu.
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Against the English, the collar of the Caribbean jersey will have ‘Black Lives Matter’ written on it. Caribbean cricketers have to be hated because of their black complexion, and the team is trying to create this fancy protest and awareness to show support for them. To protest against racism, the team decided to play with such anti-racism Jersey.