Tigers to take a knee during West Indies series
Both Bangladesh and West Indies teams will show solidarity with the Blacks Live Matter movement by taking a knee during their upcoming ODI and Test series.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB)’s cricket operations committee chairman Akram Khan confirmed Bangladesh’s participation in this to BDCricTime on Tuesday (January 19) as he said: “Yes, Bangladesh will take part in the Black Lives Matter movement.”
Nazimuddin Chowdhury, chief executive officer of BCB, also talked about the movement.
“You have seen the West Indies team. They played a few matches during the COVID-19 outbreak and they showed some special activities to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, We also planned to do something for this. You will come to know before the match what we have planned,” he said.
The first ODI between Bangladesh and West Indies will be played at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on Wednesday (January 20).
The Black Lives Matter was introduced to international cricket by West Indies last year during their series against England in July, and members of the West Indies and England squads had knelt and held clenched fists as they showed full support for and the fight against racism, inequality and injustice.
The movement had come to life in 2020 in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in the hands of Minneapolis police in the US.
Bangladesh vs West Indies 2021 fixtures:
Jan 20: 1st ODI, SBNCS, Mirpur
Jan 22: 2nd ODI, SBNCS, Mirpur
Jan 25: 3rd ODI, ZACS, Chattogram
Feb 3-7: 1st Test, ZACS, Chattogram
Feb 11-15: 2nd Test, SBNCS, Mirpur