ICC to use 'common sense' if players resort to on-field protest at Floyd death

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Jun 11, 2020, 10:02 PM(IST)

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Several cricketers have taken to streets and social media to vent out their anger over the killing of an unarmed African American in Minneapolis. 

ICC has said that it will take a "common sense approach" if any sort of on-field protests takes place over the killing of George Floyd when the sports resumes next month. 

Several cricketers have taken to streets and social media to vent out their anger over the killing of an unarmed African American in Minneapolis. 

ICC normally acts against players who take a political stand. But the board released a statement which read:  "The ICC stands against racism and is proud of the diversity of our sport.

"We support players using their platform to appropriately express their support for a more equitable society.

"We will exercise a common-sense approach to the implementation of regulations in relation to this issue and they will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the match officials."

Kneeling has become a symbol to stat that "Black Lives Matter" and the West Indies captain Jason Holder will consider whether to take the knee when they start their three-Test tour in England in July.

England's pacer spearhead Jofra Archer was racially abused by a fan during a Test against New Zealand. During an interview with Daily Mail newspaper he said: "As an individual, I've always been one for speaking out, especially if something bothers you. My personal view is that you should never keep things bottled up because racism is not okay."

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