Jason Holder urges cricket not to abandon Black Lives Matter message

Jason Holder urges cricket not to abandon Black Lives Matter message
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Jason Holder has urged cricket not to abandon the Black Lives Matter message after the West Indies captain and his team were recognized among the annual Cricket Writers’ Club awards.

Holder’s side were the first international sports team to travel overseas during the Covid-19 pandemic and then led a public display of racial equality when they and England took a knee before the first Test in Southampton on 8 July.

Both this message – amid a global response to the death of George Floyd in the United States – and the show of solidarity with their hosts – at a time when West Indies players took a 50% pay cut – has seen Holder receive the Peter Smith Award, which recognizes “outstanding contribution to the presentation of cricket to the public.”

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