England captain Heather Knight keen to honour Black Lives Matter movement during West Indies T20 series
England captain Heather Knight has confirmed her team will ‘honour the Black Lives Matter movement’ by wearing the logo on their shirts during the T20 series against the West Indies.
The 29 year-old will speak with West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor ahead of the first match in Derby on Monday and together they will decide whether other signs of solidarity such as taking a knee will take place.
England were scheduled to take on India and South Africa in a September tri-series before that was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
But the Windies stepped in and agreed to five September T20s, something Knight is very thankful for.
"We’re massively grateful to West Indies," she told The Guardian.
"It’s been a very surreal time for us all, and now we’re getting back to some sort of normality and playing for England we’re all very excited."
Knight is hoping England will be able to produce a strong standard when they take to the field next week, but is also wary there needs to be an understand of just how little cricket her squad have played.
"You’ve got to remember that no one’s played any cricket, so everyone is desperate to get out there playing, and we have to be a bit sensitive to making sure we get the players that have done so well for us before some cricket," she added.
The third T20 of the series on Saturday, September 26 will be broadcast on the BBC, the first time a women’s cricket match has been made available on free-to-air TV since 1993.