Jason Holder has once again raised his voice about racism. (Jason Holder Instagram)
Holder said, “I had some discussion about this and I think some people think that this is an ineffective action to be done before matches. I want to see some new initiatives to revive this movement.
New Delhi. West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder believes that the anti-racism movement in cricket should not be limited to a gesture of support by kneeling before matches and it should have some meaning. The ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement started in America after the death of African-origin George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer. West Indies was one of the first two international teams whose players supported it on one knee.
According to ESPNcricinfo, Holder said, “I had some discussion about this and I think some people think that this is an ineffective action taken before matches. I want to see some new initiatives to revive this movement.
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“I didn’t want people to just think that they are kneeling for ‘Black Lives Matter’, because that’s the tradition, that’s the practice. It should have some meaning. ” Ahead of the series against South Africa, the former West Indies captain also urged the players to do more to take forward the anti-racism movement. At the same time, West Indies legend Michael Holding ( Michael Holding has justified the suspension of England cricketer Ollie Robinson for his racist tweets as a teenager, but believes that if the investigation shows that the fast bowler later If such behavior is not repeated, then they should get a second chance.
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Robinson had made tweets related to racism and gender discrimination in 2012 and 2013, which became a topic of discussion on social media after his recent Test debut. After this, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) suspended him pending the investigation. The 27-year-old was supported by his teammates and said that they have forgiven him in this matter. Holding also took a sympathetic approach to the matter, but also upheld the ECB’s decision to suspend Robinson.