Series is not all about winning for Windies

The West Indies cricket team will wear "Black Lives Matter" logos on their shirts during the Test series against England in solidarity with the global movement. The team will follow the lead of Premier League footballers during the three-Test series, which starts on July 8. The shirts' logo was...

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The West Indies cricket team will wear "Black Lives Matter" logos on their shirts during the Test series against England in solidarity with the global movement.

The team will follow the lead of Premier League footballers during the three-Test series, which starts on July 8.

The shirts' logo was designed by Watford player Troy Deeney's partner Alisha Hosannah.

West Indies captain Jason Holder said the team remained focused on winning the series but that there were bigger issues to address.

"This is a pivotal moment in history for sports, for the game of cricket and for the West Indies team," he said, adding that sportsmen and women could influence opinion and be a force for change.

"We know what it is for people to make judgments because of the color of our skin, so we know what it feels like.

"There must be equality and there must be unity. Until we get that as people, we cannot stop."