Weltnachrichten – GB – Holder shows the NZC the fight against racism

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HAMILTON – West Indian test captain Jason Holder has commended New Zealand Cricket for its positive stance on the Black Lives Matter movement and urged it to pursue global education to combat racism in sport more effectively.

The 29-year-old, who will lead the West Indies in a two-test series against the Black Caps starting Wednesday at 6 p.m. T&T time in New Zealand, said based on recent discussions with opposing captain Kane Williamson , he I was sure that the issue of racism was seriously addressed by the authorities here.

« Kane came to me openly and we sat down and talked about it. We had a really good chat this morning (Wednesday) and it was only he who heard our side of it, ”Holder told reporters ahead of the Seddon Park competition.

« And I was just very pleased with the support Kane showed for our push behind the Black Lives movement.

« Of course New Zealand has also started a campaign against racism, which is really good, and I think that in general just needs to be raised.

« I think it’s more of an awareness and I emphasized that to Kane. When we go around the world as individuals, we mix with so many people and you never understand what some people go through. ”

He added: “I think the more education we use, the better this world will be and the more awareness we will be, and then people will become much more aware.

« So it’s really good that Cricket New Zealand obviously put their support behind this. So let’s just hope we can spread the word further. « . ”

The West Indies were at the center of the discussion of racism in sport when their three-test tour of England last July coincided with global protests against the murder of unarmed African American George Floyd by a white police officer in Minneapolis, United States.

The May incident brought the Black Lives movement to the fore worldwide and sparked demonstrations in almost every major city, including London.

Players from the West Indies and England wore the BLM insignia on their jerseys and kneeled to aid the movement before each test began.

Holder, who recently expressed concern that the talk about racism in cricket is fading, pointed to the England tour as a turning point and said cricket West Indies will continue to play its role in the global movement.

“I would say that many more people are aware of some of the problems other races have faced. I think this is a start and a step in the right direction, and I think more needs to be built, ”emphasized Holder, the top all-rounder in tests.

“The more we become aware of what lies ahead of us as humans, the better we will understand what certain people are going through. And that’s just the main objective of the game in terms of Cricket West Indies perspective just to further raise awareness of other people, to understand what certain people are going through. ”

He continued, “Interestingly, when we were in England and sat down as a team and discussed it as a team, some of the guys shared their personal experiences and it was touching.

« It was touching to hear some of them openly share with each other, and one of the things I have noticed is that certain people are so beaten and hurt by it that they are afraid to share. ».

« When we leave a little more awareness and support behind, people are open to sharing a little more. ”

Surgical team (from left to right): Dr. Dave Harnanan, Dr. Malcolm Samuel, Dr. Ariel Valeron and Dr. Gabriel Galvis.

Surgical team (from left to right): Dr. Dave Harnanan, Dr. Malcolm Samuel, Dr. Ariel Valeron and Dr. Gabriel Galvis.

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