The cricketers kneeled on one leg and raised their fist showing solidarity with the movement that started in 2013
Bangladesh cricket team along with the touring West Indies team showed solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement ahead of the first of the three-match ODI series at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka Wednesday.
Bangladesh are playing their first international in 10 months due to the forced break caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The return was marked with the Bangladesh cricketers taking part in the movement for the first time.
Following a small opening ceremony, declared open by Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan, the cricketers kneeled on one leg and raised their fist showing solidarity with the movement that started in 2013.
In the first ODI of three-match between Bangladesh and West Indies, both the teams will perform a special act for the causeSports Tribune on Tuesday, 19 January 2021
Three women started the Black Lives Matter movement in the USA in 2013 after the acquittal of George Zimmerman, who shot dead unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.
Protests erupted again last year after the killing of George Floyd, who died in May after a police officer knelt on his neck during his arrest in Minneapolis.
During the West Indies’ England tour in June-July last year, they kneeled to show solidarity with the movement.
Hosts England also joined the cause.