South African head coach Mark Boucher has confirmed that South Africans won’t take a knee in the gratitude to show their support for Black Lives Moment in a match against England. The team has already shown gratitude in the 3TC match earlier in July.
‘It is not something to show continuously’ says Boucher
South Africa is all set to host England for three T-20 internationals and three one-day internationals which will begin with the first T-20 on the 27th of November at the Newlands. This will be the first international series for South Africa after a long lockdown due to the Coronavirus.
Mark Boucher has put a full stop to the rumors about the South African team taking a knee in the match against England on November 27. He cleared the things by making a statement that the team won’t take a knee in the upcoming match. They have already shown gratitude in a 3TC match played in July.
The whole South African team including the match officials, administrators, and the commentators had taken knee together in a proper manner wearing a black band on their arms written with BLM on a logo. Director of cricket Graeme Smith was also among them who took a knee. This happened in a 3TC Cricket match which was played in Centurion for the Solidarity Cup earlier in July.
Boucher said that he has talked with Lungi Ngidi who was controlling and running the moment in our environment and he is satisfied and happy with the gratitude. Whatever was needed particularly on the 3TC match was done as he said was pretty happy. ESPN Cricinfo quoted the statements made by Boucher.
He added something with which everyone will be agreed, that these things are done just once and it is not something to show continuously. It is something we have to live with. If someone is happy with it then we can show it on chat or giving personal opinions.
When Lungi Ngidi was asked about the gratitude shown he said that he is very happy it is something that can be done in the whole world we all have to take a stand against racism which is not specified. It can be of any kind.
He faced criticism from two former cricketers who said that he should have said about the attacks on the white farmers of South Africa.
Racism of any kind must be criticized and Mark Boucher’s point is correct in my opinion. What do you say about this? Share with us.
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