‘It seems it has gone unnoticed’ – Jason Holder disappointed over lack of support for Black Lives Matter movement in IPL
Jason Holder revealed that there hasn't been a single conversation about BLM movement in the IPL.
Updated - Oct 22, 2020 6:31 pm
West Indies Test captain Jason Holder, who is also the part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) is disappointed with the fact that the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement is not a part of the ongoing 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the UAE. Holder has been an active part of the movement which started with the passing away of George Floyd, a black resident of Minneapolis in the United States, due to a white cop.
The cricket fraternity had extended their support to this mass movement against racial discrimination by taking a knee in the support of the same during the Test series between England and the West Indies in July. The players had again supported this noble cause during the three-match ODI series between England and Ireland.
However, the same was not followed during the Australia and Pakistan series against England as the two countries had not given consent for the same. Former West Indian speedster Michael Holding had also lashed out at them for condoning it.
I personally was a bit disappointed, says Jason Holder
Recently, Jason Holder pointed out that he hasn’t heard any conversations regarding the BLM movement in the 2020 edition of the IPL. He also appreciated the Cricket West Indies for extending their full support to the BLM movement.
“To be honest, I haven’t had one conversation up here around it (BLM). Sometimes it seems it has gone unnoticed, which is a sad thing. Cricket West Indies has done an excellent job in continuing awareness of it. The women had a series in England where they wore the Black Lives Matter logo and continued to push the movement as well,” Holder stated as quoted by Times of India.
The 28-year-old further reckoned that it is a long battle but all human beings need to come together to fight this evil of discrimination on the basis of colour. Jason Holder also expressed his unhappiness to see Pakistan and Australian teams not pledging their unity for the Black Lives Matter movement.
“It’s a hard challenge and a long hard road. It’s not an overnight fix but the most important thing is we need to come together and see each other as equal human beings. I personally was a bit disappointed to see how the Pakistan and Australia tours that went on after ours, that they were not showing their solidarity afterwards,” he added.