West Indies Women to wear Black Lives Matter logo on playing shirts

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West Indies Women to wear Black Lives Matter logo on playing shirts

Saturday, September 19, 2020

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DERBY, England — West Indies Women will wear the Black Lives Matter logo on their playing shirts when they face England Women throughout the upcoming Vitality T20 International (T20I) series as part of the Sandals West Indies Tour of England 2020.

The series is set to begin September 21.

According to Cricket West Indies (CWI), the decision was taken by the players and team management with the full support of the CWI.

The logo, which has a clenched fist in place of the letter “A” in the word “Black”, was designed by Alisha Hosannah, the partner of professional footballer Troy Deeney, and was worn by the West Indies Men's team during their three-match Test series against England in July.

“We are a team of women, a team of diverse women and we know what it is to be judged based on the colour of our skin. As athletes with the spotlight on us, we know the importance of our roles and we are proud that we are able to keep the awareness of this campaign going,” West Indies Women's Captain Stafanie Taylor said.

“Taking a knee for us means so much more than the physical gesture. By doing this as a team it will help to keep the focus alive and the conversations going to bring about the change we strongly believe we need in society. As everyone now appreciates, sport is the single unifying factor regardless of nationality, race or religion. So, therefore, we as athletes and cricketers must use our platform to help bring about that dialogue and change,” Taylor added.


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