Stand against Racism

West Indies will continue to take a knee before their matches at the men's T20 World Cup in the UAE in a stand against racism, their captain Kieron Pollard has said.

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Stand against Racism

West Indies' players and support staff have kneeled and raised fists before the start of games since the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, showing their support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Stand against Racism

Speaking from the team's training camp in Dubai on Tuesday, Pollard said that they would continue to do so during the tournament.

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"From my knowledge at this present time, I think it's something we're going to continue because it's something that we strongly believe in, as a team," Pollard said.

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"Hopefully we can just continue to show our support for something that I think is close to our hearts."

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Stand against Racism

England, West Indies' opponents in their opening fixture in Dubai on October 23, took a knee during series against West Indies and Ireland last year

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"Everyone has their own opinions on racism and Black Lives Matter and all these things," Pollard said, asked if he would encourage England to take a knee alongside West Indies.

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"So, I can't tell them what to do or expect anything, because sometimes when you expect things from people, you tend to get disappointed.

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