Lungi Ngidi urges SA cricketers to consider ‘Black Lives Matter’ stand
The world has come to standstill due to COVID-19 pandemic around the world. Amid the pandemic, the unrest situation has worsened after the killing of a black guy bu the white police in United States. After that, people were raising voice against racism. Protea pacer Lungi Ngidi has expressed his entity with the ongoing movement.
Lungi Ngidi who won the cricket South Africa’s T20 Cricketer of the Year, says he hopes discussions around the Black Lives Matter movement will take place when the Proteas gather once again in the field.
Meanwhile, with a unique tournament called the Solidarity Cup, local cricket action is set to resume on 18 July in South Africa. In the tournament 24 country’s top stars together will play for the first time since all fixtures were suspended.
The pacer feels that the country’s difficult past should prompt its cricketers to take the anti-racism movement “very seriously” and stand besides the movement.
“As a nation, we have a past that is very difficult, with racial discrimination, so it’s definitely something we will be addressing as a team and if we are not, it’s something I will bring up. It’s something that we need to take very seriously and like the rest of the world is doing, make the stand ” Ngidi said, at a virtual press conference held on Monday.
After the killing of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement, Several sporting codes across the world have observed gestures in support of the movement.
Premier League players during the first rounds of fixtures since the game’s return from a lengthy hiatus wore shirts sporting the “Black Lives Matter” while playing the match. Besides, it was accompanied by players taking a knee before kick-off. Infact, formula One drivers at the Austrian Grand Prix also kneeled down before the start of the race.