T20 World Cup: South African Players To Take A Knee Before Games

'taking the knee' prior to the start of their remaining T20 World Cup matches.
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The Cricket South Africa (CSA) Board has unanimously agreed to issue a directive requiring all Proteas players to adopt a consistent and united stance against racism by 'taking the knee' prior to the start of their remaining T20 World Cup matches.

The Cricket South Africa (CSA) Board has unanimously agreed to issue a directive requiring all Proteas players to adopt a consistent and united stance against racism by 'taking the knee' prior to the start of their remaining T20 World Cup matches. Concerns were raised that the different postures taken by team members in support of the BLM initiative created an unintended perception of disparity or lack of support for the initiative.

After considering all relevant issues, including the position of the players, the Board felt that it was imperative for the team to be seen taking a united and consistent stand against racism, especially given SA's history.

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