T20 World Cup / Quinton de Kock decided to leave the tournament after not taking knee in Black Lifes matters

Zoom News : Oct 26, 2021, 09:26 PM
The T20 World Cup is currently being played on the soil of UAE and Oman. In this tournament, teams from all over the world are competing against each other in the battle to become world champions. But in the meantime, another reason has attracted the attention of cricket fans. Actually a star player has suddenly been out of the T20 World Cup.

This player was out of T20 World Cup

South Africa's star wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock has suddenly decided to be out of the T20 World Cup. Let us tell you that today the South African team is facing the West Indies team in the World Cup. Just before this match, de Kock decided to pull out. There is a big reason behind this. In fact, de Kock was ruled out of the tournament because he refused to get down on one knee as part of the 'Black Lives Matter' campaign before the match against the West Indies.

Board ordered

The board had earlier directed its players to kneel down to support the anti-racism movement ahead of the T20 World Cup matches. In a shocking move, de Kock made himself unavailable for selection from the match against West Indies in the ICC T20 World Cup in Dubai on Tuesday. Recently, while giving a statement, de Kock also said that you cannot force someone to do something.

De Kock had also hinted not to be a part of the initiative in the past, saying, "It should be everyone's decision, no one should be forced to do anything in life." This is how I see things.' Earlier on Monday evening, CSA unanimously agreed that all South African players will kneel before the start of the rest of the matches.

"After considering all relevant issues, the Board is of the view that, given the history of South Africa, a united and sustained protest against racism is warranted," the board said.

Cricket world also shocked

On the issue of de Kock, Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik tweeted with a picture, 'Quinton de Kock is not playing due to his stand on the BLM (Black Lives Matter) movement. On the other hand, former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson said that there could be some 'internal issues'. Watson said on Star Sports, 'A huge setback must be something going on inside the team.'

Apart from this, former England captain Michael Vaughan tweeted in support of de Kock, 'Certainly it is up to the individual to decide whether he wants to join any movement or not. A cricket board should request players to do so, but if the player does not want to do so, he should not stop playing cricket. As part of the global campaign, he had protested against racism by kneeling.