The International Cricket Council on Friday stated “cricket is nothing without diversity” as racism remained a subject of world debate following the death of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis.Floyd died final week gasping for breath whereas a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, pressed his knee on the handcuffed man’s neck, resulting in violent protests throughout America.
The ICC on Friday posted a 90-second video clip of the ultimate moments of England’s 2019 World Cup victory with Barbados-born Joffra Archer bowling the thrilling Super Over in opposition to New Zealand.
Without range, cricket is nothing.
Without range, you aren’t getting the total image. pic.twitter.com/kHfELJIJbt
— ICC (@ICC) June 5, 2020
“Without diversity, cricket is nothing. Without diversity, you don’t get the full picture,” learn ICC’s message on Twitter.
The England group that gained the ODI World Cup had an Irishman captain (Eoin Morgan) on the helm. The finest performer was a New Zealand born all-rounder (Ben Stokes), spinners have been of Pakistani origin (Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid) and the innings bought a headstart from an opener of South African heritage (Jason Roy).In truth, Morgan after World Cup triumph spoke about how the group discovered unity in range which turned the key of its success.
“It actually epitomises our team. Quite diverse backgrounds and cultures and guys grow up in different countries and to actually find humour in the situation we were in at times was pretty cool,” Morgan had stated again then, referring to the pulsating Super Over bowled by Archer.
World’s main cricketers together with West Indians Chris Gayle and two-time World T20 successful skipper Darren Sammy have spoken about racism in the sport.
Sammy had even urged the ICC to return out in help of the black cricketers.
“Right now, if the cricket world not standing against the injustice against people of color after seeing that last video of that foot down the next of my brother you are also part of the problem,” Sammy had stated on Tuesday.